Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a good day! Ok, so here's my question, and I'll try to make this short but sweet. I started going to a pain management clinic, about 8 months ago. I have herniations at l4-5, l5-s1, as well as torn discs. My provider, while friendly enough, is often in and out, within 5 minutes, no exaggeration. When I talk to him, he stares at his computer and doesn't seem to listen very well. Unfortunately, this is the only PM clinic near me, so my options are limited. He put me on tizanidine 4 mg, and hydrocodone 5/325 3 times daily. I tried telling him repeatedly that I often have to take two hydrocodone to feel any kind of relief, and he told me I can take two in the morning, and one at night....which I'm sure you can imagine does nothing. So I often had to double up and plow through the the Rx. Whic makes my urine test come back in a not so great manner. I wrote the office a lengthy email the other day, letting them know what my concerns are, and received a call from the nurse telling me I had to come speak to the doc. I know I broke the cardinal rule of pain management by taking my meds as I needed them, but I feel some blame lays with my doc. I've been dying for him to just LISTEN to me. Without staring at his computer or rushing out. I don't expect pain free, I just expect functional. I don't depend solely on the meds either...I do yoga and OTC lidocaine patches as well. I'm just scared for this appointment and would like to hear from others who may have had this issue. Thanks a lot!