My mom expressed to me that she felt like I might be getting addicted to my pain medication long story short I had to explain to her exactly the care that I am receiving from my doctor and that I am in no way addicted to any of my medication and as a matter of fact every time I see my pain management doctor I have pain medication left over from the previous month. But my sister who is living with my mother right now until she finds her a new house to buy. Apparently my mother expressed these feelings to her as well. Mind you my sister is 44 years old and decided that she had the need to go to the rest of my family like my aunt and my cousins and tell them that I have a pill addiction and I lay in bed all day and eat pills and get high. I am absolutely livid and beyond mad because this is the exact thing that frustrates me so bad because people do not understand the pain for one and then it is people who have addiction to pills that sell them on the street that has caused the FDA to put stricter rules on obtaining pain medication so people like us who suffer and need this medication in order to have a somewhat normal daily life, it makes it hard for us to get the proper medication that we need I do not understand why people cannot just keep their mouth shut about a situation that they do not understand about secondly why can they not just educate themselves and learn and understand what it's like to live with chronic pain. Just an FYI my pain is my L4 L5 and S1 my discs are compressing down on my nerves which cause severe right leg pain numbness tingling burning and everything in between. I thought to myself today how I wish my sister could just live in my body for one day there is no way in hell she would be able to do it. Does anybody else have this problem?