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Pain Management board

My pain level has been surprisingly ok for the past few weeks. I've been able to keep it at a 4 or so during the day. However, if I want to do anything other than lie down during the evening, my pain skyrockets. My normal vicodin dosage barely even cuts into the pain.

I am seeing my pain management doctor and not sure how to word this to him. I don't want to increase my overall dosage because I don't need an increase for most of the day right now. It's just at night when I've been upright for most of the day. By dinner time I am in agony.

Will he prescribe me a different strength to take at night? Or do I ask him if I can double up on my current pain med at night? I don't want to run into the problem of running out of my pills before my prescription runs out though.

Any advice?