She went to her doctor a while back and told him that she had taken herself off the pain meds --- she did not need them anymore as she was doing great without them. She figured he would be thrilled. Amazingly enough, her doctor became visibly ticked off and "fired" her for doing this without his permission. I told her good riddance. She needs to find a doctor who would rejoice with her after finding a solution to such a long-standing problem. Every doctor should want their patient off of hardcore drugs. If that is not their wish or goal, it may be time to find a new doctor.