Is there a regular protocol used to prescribe pain meds for people with these DD's ? I have been DX for a long time but now find myself needing something stronger for pain. Motrin ,Tylenol just doesn't do it. How do I talk my Doctor into believing me and giving me something that will really help me? What is usually given to people like us with this DD when things are getting really bad? I want a real life and I know they can help me but how do I convince them its time for something stronger ?I truly have terrible pain and need help. I think after 7 years with this and it is getting worse they should lesson to me now I'm so afraid they wont. What do you take for your pain and how long did you have this DD before you needed something stronger and how did you ask for it?