I had an appointment with my doctor yesterday and she informed me that a new doctor in their clinic who is a "newbie," straight out of school is putting together a new pain contract. I met with him once and he is a firm believer that people with chronic pain do not need pain medication. I haven't had my doctor for too long due to relocation. I live in a rural area and there is not many to pick from. I have severe Fibromyalgia with severe complicated migraines. I have been treated with pain medication for the past 10+ years and and I can't imagine not having anything with for the pain. I had researched and collected many articles and studies that supported pain medications for people with chronic pain. They found proof that people with chronic pain do not become addicted and only a slight percent abuse them. They supported that is was only due to their pain being treated with these medications that gave them any quality of life etc. Unfortunately, I loaned them out to someone who needed help and they moved without returning them. My fault for not having copies! If anyone has or knows of articles or studies that would support the use of analgesics for people in chronic pain would you let me know. She said that the medical profession was leaning towards using other methods and stopping use of analgesics for chronic pain due to addiction. I would appreciate any help, as I disagreed with her and would love to bring in studies and articles of the medical profession stating the opposite.