I've had surgery on both shoulders within the past year- torn labrum in each. Before surgery, each shoulder was dislocating on a regular basis- once a week. I dislocated my right shoulder again, for the first time since surgery. The pain is pretty bad. My dr., who performed both surgeries, is weary to prescribe me Vicodin- which is the only drug which really seems to work. I feel like I should be able to tell them this and request a prescription without getting the third degree about asking for hydrocodone. How should I handle?

Thx,
Larry