Hello everyone, i have a question.. i had my trial for the pain pump over thanksgiving. First time ive been pain free in many yrs. I was so happy. Followed up with my pm dr. A week later at which time he told me ill have to wean off all oral narcotics before he will implant the pump. Now i was at 30 mg morphine 4x daily, 5mg percocet 4x daily. He wants me to cut out one pill a day each week starting with the morphine. Yesterday i brought me to 30mg morphine 1x daily and the 4 percocet still. Im in excruciating pain! Iam suffering, i dont understand where the pm dr thinks the pain is going to go? He said doing this will make it possible for him to start my pump with the lowest possible dose. Is this common practice? Why do i feel he is being cruel and that this is not nessesary? What am i supposed to do? With doing it this way i wont get the pump for about 6 more weeks. Im a SAHM to 5, my back and leg pain are a result of a car accident 28 yrs ago, 5 discectomies, numerous meds, injections ect. The holidays are here. I was sooo excited thinking that i would soon be feeling better. The first time in my adult life. If i try to find another dr who does it differently it could take a very long time. I dont want to burn my bridges with this dr, it feels like a punishment though, or a cruel thoughtless way around it. Someone please tell me this is common. Any suggestuons how to get through this? I seriously dont see how to do this, the pain is horrifying.