Yeah, I know how weird that sounds. LOL Here's the thing: in recent years, I have been plagued by menstrual cramps. They are severe ... to the point where it is very difficult to function. Beyond the pain, there is the sort of mental fog that goes with it. It's as if my brain is a computer and all the CPU is being used up to run an app called "PAIN." I find working and even driving difficult because I can't concentrate. Massive quantities of ibuprofen are the only thing that helps, and even they don't work sometimes. This month, out of desperation, I asked my husband if he still had any pain medication left over from a surgical procedure a couple years back? We have to go to our neighbor's 65th anniversary party ... all our friends will be there, we've been looking forward to it and I didn't want to be a pain-wracked zombie. He had some Vicodin ... I took 1/2 of a 500 mg tablet. The effect was remarkable. Within a half-hour, the pain was GONE. Not just "less" (as with Motrin) ... GONE! I can't even tell I have a uterus. :hysterical: I want more of this stuff for next month! But how do I get my doctor to give it to me? I don't have a close relationship with my PCP. In the three years I've been assigned to her, I've seen her only once, for some antibiotics. But I need to go in soon for another minor problem, so I figured I might as well bring this up while I'm there. But I'm a little worried she'll think I'm some sort of junkie scammer. I'm just paranoid enough to be concerned that something negative will be put in my medical record. Should I be worried? Should I even talk to her about it?