I do most of my inquiring and venting about meds here. My PCP is not aware of it at all, and on the rare occasions that I do go in with suggestions, they are just options that I want feedback on.... You may be a type that avoids red flags with your Doctor, I don't know.
Opana is quite a bit stronger than Norco, so it's not any revelation that its effectiveness could be waning by comparison. I'm actually pretty happy with where I'm at now as far as pain relief but like I said, it does take 2-3 Norco to get on top of BT pain. It's not so much of a problem at the moment since I haven't run short yet, I haven't called for early refills or anything like that.
And, I also wonder if perhaps trading Norco for the possibly more benign psuedo-Narc Nucynta is a good practical move?
Yes, I'm a constantly trying to think of new and better solutions.... I'm a bit 'crazy' in case you haven't heard. Crazy people spend a lot of time spinning. I'm reading about meds as part hobby, part obsession, and partly to explore possible improvements.
But, to answer your question, no, my PCP is not being pestered by his patient.