I've had fibro for a couple of years and I've never had pain pills. I've had the 15 shots in the neck...the lidocaine or whatever and it never helped for long, so I stopped. I've been having so much pain lately. The lastest bout with the chest pain and back, neck, shoulder pain is just awful. I see my rheum tomorrow and i am thinking of asking for something for pain. i am not a medication person. neither is my doc. he has been after me to do PT, biofeedback, massage therapy and supplements. I can't afford them and he knows it. He know's i've filed for disability and that i am at the reconsideration stage waiting. I can afford a generic $10 script for a pain pill. How do I ask him for it? I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but this stuff really hurts. I know he's going to get on me about doing the PT and stuff instead and I always feel shame when he does that. He gets mad about ins co's being so difficult and i know he's not really mad at me, but in the moment, it feels shaming. and, what do they give people for pain for fibro? i havent a clue and i need to print out excerpts from the ins drug online handbook so he can see if what he chooses is covered or not. is there a particular class a doctor prescribes for this? thanks!