Definitely discuss with your doctor. 5 pain pills per month is really not that many and you may have adjusted to the dosage after all this time or even your pain levels have increased, which I have had both happen.
I find it hard to discuss pain medication with doctors, especially more recently since the restrictions on controlled substances etc. I think that most doctors are all too paranoid about "abusers" and don't treat people with legitimate pain issues that need to be treated in order to have an even remotey productive lifestyle. However, you can't expect your doctor to know what is going on with you or if you mediation is working or not unless you discuss it with them...THIS is where a good, trustworthy doctor comes in. Someone you know is capable and competent, and not afraid to do what they know is right.
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