My mom stays with me and is 92. she gets around well just using a walker, but her major downfall is the oxy codone pain killers and the tromodol pain killers plus she takes 3 Xanax a day also. She gets up at 3am thinking it is 8, gets her mind all mixed up, but says the pain killers are needed because her left hip is sore at night. She has had cortisone shots in an area of the back to help the hip and leg and that is the dr who prescribed the pain killers. I am wondering should I call that doctor and have him either call or write to my mom and say she should not take those pain killers? The Xanax has been ongoing over 20 years so I do not think I would get her to stop those. Any ideas? I have even considered asking her family dr. if he would prescribe some placebo pills for her.. thank you.