My Mom is 83, has early stage dementia, and sees a pain management Dr. She says she has back pain for years and the Dr has prescribed Oxicodone. Pills ran out and she couldn't get an appt to see the Dr for 2 weeks. The 1st week she was asking for the pills everyday she said “I have to have my pain pills”. After a week she tapered off only asking every few days. Now 3 weeks later she isn’t asking at all. I’m wondering was she going through withdrawals or really in pain?? Due to dementia, it’s hard to believe her. I think out of habit she wants the pain pills.