I have seen my mother complain about constant pain, she has an entire large ziplock bag of meds. She has lost nearly 100 pounds in a year, now down to 100 and has become moody, withdrawn and becomes very hostile when I ask about the meds. I have met with her and her Dr about 6 months ago, he took her off one med and put her on a patch. I see the behavior improve and it now has begun to go back to the way she was before. Withdrawn, moody, several trips in an ambulance to ER for pain and fear she is having a stroke. I think she is depressed & addicted to pain killers. I just found out the Dr is prescribing her Oxycontin.and loritab and muscle relaxers all at the same time. I don't know what to do or where to begin to find out about the doses, if she really needs all the meds and if she needs treatment.