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Hi MadhouseMike. I saw my pain doc on Friday, trying to come to an agreement about my pain meds. I feel like I am talking to a brick wall! I took my husband in with me to lend some support. I have the stim, but I have had a return of some of the leg pain, mostly at night when I try to go to sleep. (he did finally admit that it is failed back syndrome, and it will never get better!) We discussed the pain mangement, he previously would only give me 4 vicodin a day, plus neurontin and soma. I told him that I wanted to have the ability to take up to 6 a day. He switched me to Norco (less tylenol) and said that if this doesn't work, that my only option is a morphine pump! I left there with a new presecription, and low and behold, he STILL gave me only 4 a day!!! This was after telling me that 6 was OK with him, but to take 2 before bedtime for the leg pain. I had already explained to him that it didn't help with the leg pain!! I asked for klonipin, I had previously taken it for restless leg syndrom, but my stim solved that problem. He told me that he WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT DRUG and would not prescribe it. TOTALLY FRUSTRATING!! I really want to find a new doc, but am in the end stages of getting my SS disability approved, and don't want to make any changes right now. I am going to go back to my MD who originally prescribed the klonipin and get it from him. I have to wonder why a doctor who can implant a stim on my nerves is not familiar with a nerve medication! Bunch of quacks out there! I am going to send him a written letter regarding my dosage of Norco, so maybe becaue it is written he will get the message. **REMOVED*** I cannot wait to get the disability thing done so that I can make a change. I wish you the best of luck, and try to not go to the pump, they say that once you are on it, you never get off! That is my biggest fear! :)