I posted this in Tandy's post about doctors being dumb, but I just wanted to let everyone read this. After all our discussions about the difficulty getting meds for our pain,our long term, chronic pain, I believe most doctors are quicker to treat men with stronger meds than women. An example, one of the guys in our office was having some stiffness in his neck and down into his arm. Complained for 2 days. No injury, no numbness. He went over to a doc in a box at lunch time today. When he came back he said they didn't do xrays, just said pain was from poor posture and gave him scripts for Ultracet, Motrin, Percocet and Soma. Can you believe that? I am so pissed I could scream. I would really really like to see what this same doc would prescribe for a female who went in with the same symptoms. Probably Paxil for anxiety! After all, it's all in our head, right?????