Hi, I'm new here, and feel the need for some camaraderie to deal with a current situation. I have severe back pain when I have to stand up, so that pretty much stops a million things on the 'to do' list of life at this point. I am on ssd for 3 yrs and am a young 62. I was given a pain killer for terrible leg pain as a reaction to the drug 'levaquin' and I finally had some blissful relief! I took it for two months and I even painted our stockade fence! I thought about it long and hard, knowing about the potential for addiction with the Norco. I made my mind up that at this age I want to be comfortable and more productive at this stage of my life. The problem is I went to a pain dr., and there were signs all over the office that they do not treat with narco's for any long term care, they do procedures only. I asked her to help me and she declined then when I insisted she gave me ultracet, 2 at a time, and they did not work AT ALL! I have to go in for an appointment this afternoon for all my emg and mri results and I need something to take and am feeling desperate at this point: WHAT SHOULD I SAY to get her to treat me for pain? I thought it was a patient's right for pain relief! She even has a sign in her treatment rooms telling patients they are entitled to pain relief. Her dr husband gave me the emg's and I asked him, also, and he said they don't do narcotics. How should I handle this? If my back were not bad I would never have gotten onto disability in a few months. HELP!