I am being seen by the VA due to Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia. I have been on hydrocodone (10-325), taking six a day. I have been on Hydrocodone for 6 years now. It's not helping me any more, but I am unsure on how to approach my doctor about it. I never wanted to be on Hydrocodone in the first place, because my mom and sister are addicted to it, and would steal it from me all the time. I am supposed to take one pill every four hours, but lately I have been having to take two pills at a time, which then means I have to wait 8 hours. It's not working anymore. With all the addicts running around trying to look for pain meds, the doctors are very wary about prescribing anything, and I don't want to be considered a drug addict or someone with drug seeking behavior. That's why I haven't said anything to her yet about it. I know that you can develop a tolerance for medications after a while, and I think that is what is happening to me. I don't know what to do, and so I figured I would come on here and see if someone had any answers for me. I am 29 years old, and I never thought I would have to take pain medications, or that I would be in this much pain. I've tried quitting the pain meds to see if maybe I was just addicted or something, but that's not the case. My doctor does agree that I have a lot of pain. I just don't know if I should talk to her about getting something different, and I'm not sure what other options are out there. Can someone please help me figure this out?