... back. My Pain Management doctor has me on 10 mg flexeral, lidocane patches, and 5mg hydrocodone 2x a day and it is not helping with the pain. I am set up for physical therapy that is at least a month + away. Is there some pain medication I can ask my Dr. for in the meantime? My condition is degenerative and is making my day-to-day functions extremely difficult--so much so my quality of life is very poor. What can you recommend for pain medication... I will be seeing the Dr. again in two days