I have been dealing with degenerative disc disease 5th and 6th cervical vert. for the past several years. Lots of pays therapy, 2 epidural cortisone shots. Nothing has helped. I am very proactive in pain prevention but I feel it is way out of my hands now. Cannot turn head without severe pain. My right shoulder and neck is solid as a rock. Loss of circulation and nerve pain down my arm and hand. Chasing around a 4 and 5 year old all day has made my life miserable since I just feels crippled in every move I make. Once in a blue moon my PCP will give me hydro codone but does not want to. I take Tramadol now. This has been life changing until my shoulder and neck seize up about once every other month. When this happens I NEED something stronger than Tramadol. I am currently in this position now and am told that they took off the Vicoden form my med list since I take Tramadol now. Why would I be asking for something stronger if the Tramadol was working. I am now made to feel like a junky trying to score some dope. I dont know what to do. How do I ask/DAMAND that I want something to help with the pain. My entire well being is shot. On top of this I have PTSD and Bipolar. Chronic physical pain does not have mercy on my mental health. Any advice? Thanks!