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A 22-year-old member asked:

Why wont my doctor prescribe s stronger pain medication?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No easy answer: It is difficult to say why your doctor won't prescribe a stronger pain medication without knowing the details of your specific clinical situation. However, rarely is pain medication the answer as these are only pain "maskers", whereas we want to look for the source of the pain and treat the cause of the pain. Discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Pain medicine: I am sure he prescribed what he felt was best for you based on your history, his examination and also on evaluation of tests and an assessment of certain risk factors. I think you should see him again and discuss or get a referral to a pain specialist - remember just because you have pain does not mean automatic pain medication.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can be done to get your doctor to prescribe you pain medication?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not your call.: I am always "frightened"by patients who believe they need pain meds, usually, no always meaning narcotics. They almost always have "tasted" these drugs before, frequently inappropriately! your doctor is the best arbitor of this, hopefully a creditable one. Very few patients need narcotic therapy. Narcotics are grossly overprescribed! you are male-they will kill your masculinity! great trade off!

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