Pain Medication & Crazy Doctors

So two weeks ago, at my last doctors' appointment, he told me I couldn't have any more pain medication. He insinuated that I've been taking too many and that I didn't need them enough to be taking them. Just so you know - this is complete bullshit. Since I got diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis two months ago, he's been giving me 5mg Oxycodones, a weekly / 10 day supply, which forces me to have to find a way to get to the doctor's office every week to pick up a prescription. I've been being extremely careful with the pills. So, no more than two tablets a day of 5mg. If I were addicted, or taking too many, as he insinuated, I wouldn't be taking 10mg a day, I'd be taking like 20 of the pills a day. But I haven't been, I've been taking two, at the most THREE. So he treats me like a god damned criminal for no reason. I'm going through chemotherapy and have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it's getting to be cold weather so I'm in a lot more pain than usual. He tells me that he's going to let me go through 'withdrawals' for the next two weeks and see if I need to I can see a pain specialist after that.

We get there today and he says, "So how are you feeling?" and I say, of course, "Awful. I can't sleep because of the Prednisone and because my joints hurt so bad." and he goes "Okay well then you passed the test." It's like he was just screwing with me and making me suffer in pain for two weeks for no reason. He hands me a prescription for 20 more oxycodones.

Thanks. It's not the first time he's done it either. I'm not a criminal, I'm sick of being treated like one because I have an illness. It's bullshit.

Anyway, new medication changes!

Instead of taking 10mg of Prednisone everyday, I'm going to do a big boost. I'm going to take 60mg for 4 days, 30mg for 4 more days, then 20 for 4 more days until I'm back at 10.