I was in a car accident 3 years ago. I have 2 herniated discs in my neck and have an RX of Oxycodone. Originally I tried to get by on 2 (5mg) pills per day, (the prescription was for 1-2 tabs 4 times a day. After several months I found that I was not able to adjust and continue to do the tasks required in life. over the next few months I adjusted my dosage to 4 5mg tabs per day. until I was able to function fairly normally and complete tasks that my life required.
My doctor feels that this is to much and wants me to remain at 3 tabs per day, he is insistent and I simply disagree with him. I don't feel I have any issue with abuse. Am I doctor shopping if I seek another doctors opinion on this?
As a side note, some days when the pain is worse than normal I may take 5, other days I may only take 2 or 3. very rarely less or more than those numbers.