I don't think all doctors are fair about pain medications. I was in a snowmobile accident several weeks ago where I clipped a good sized tree - the sled and tree are fine, but I sustained major blunt force trauma injuries to my lower back and hip when I was thrown from the sled into the tree on impact. Nothing broken, but I could barely walk, my back swelled up like a water balloon and I was given a prescription for Vicodin from the emergency room physician...when I visited my regular doctor a week later, she gave me Ultram and told me to let her know if that didn't work. It didn't, so I asked if she could switch me back to Vicodin. Unfortunately, the Vicodin wasn't doing the trick either. It didn't matter if I was sitting, standing, walking or lying down; I was relentlessly getting stabbed in the back. She then switched me to Darvocet, which only made me feel like throwing up, even if I took it with a meal. When I made an appointment to visit her again, she told me there was simply "nothing stronger" she could give me. I understand that addiction to pain pills is a growing concern for doctors prescribing medication - but you can talk to me about it or ask me to even give back that bottle of Darvocet or Vicodin and I will gladly offer it up if you'll just give me something that works!! Don't just tell me that there's "nothing stronger you can give me". She didn't take more than a passing glance at my injuries or ask me what sort of pain I was experiencing - I felt like was on the defensive, like she was thinking 'this girl just wants more pills'.