Hi everyone! I am very grateful to have discovered this invaluable forum and SO appreciate the useful information and caring advice given here. My question is an old one but I need advice on how to handle it. I am three weeks three days out of surgery and mostly doing very well. I do have a suture abcess but it is slowly responding to antibiotics. My issue is PAIN MANAGEMENT. My GP has me on 2 tablets of 30mg codeine plus 500mg paracetamol (Panadeine Forte) four times a day (i.e. six hourly). (The reason for 6 hourly dosage is due to the maximum allowed paracetamol = 4000mgs a day) It is simply NOT enough! I cannot manage the last couple of hours without feeling a great deal of pain. I was discharged with Endone (Oxycodone hydrochloride) but have limited my usage for this to a pill prior to physical therapy. I have also taken a pill a couple of times when the pain was excessive. I cannot get my GP to renew my Endone prescription, presumably because of the "addiction fear". Ideally I think I could manage if I could have one (or possibly two) Endone a day instead of Panadeine Forte - as this would allow me to take the Panadeine Forte four hourly. And the Endone could be taken prior to PT. Currently I am having difficulty with PT because the additional pain is very restrictive on movement. However, I am VERY open to ANY suggestions on ways to get around this pain meds issue PLUS any advice on convincing the GP I really NEED the higher dosage at present. Thank you in anticipation of your responses.