He might have asked you not to take the pain med so he can better evaluate the severity, location, and type of pain. When I injured my shoulder my x-rays were real fuzzy and they couldn't tell if I had a break or a muscle pull or tendon - I don't know whatever else is in there. And they were trying to distinguish between rotator cuff and ac joint and all this other crap. So, they wanted me to not use any pain meds for a couple days and record when I felt the pain and its intensity and whether it throbbed or zapped or ached or cut, etc. Between that, me getting way worse at physical therapy, a specialist, and another round of x-rays, they concluded I had a hairline fracture and a slightly seperated ac joint. But it was worth going through a couple days of pain and then one heck of a cortizone shot rather than unnecessary rotator cuff surgery.
Maybe your doctor is just a total jerk and underestimating your pain or maybe he has a scientific reason for having you "ride it out." Hopefully he is hoping it will help him determine what the problem is.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.