Hi, I've been reading some of these posts for awhile but have never posted. I'm thinking maybe someone can help with my situation? I've been with my doctor for almost 15 years. When I first started seeing him I was diagnosed with siatica, and a bulging disc. He started me on oxycontin. I see him just about every month. This month when I went in he said, you cant be on pain medication for ever. I agreed it's not a good idea. He did give me my prescriptions and pretty much said that was going to be it! I started to think about it after I left. Isn't my body dependent on oxycontin after 15 years? Is this usual for a doctor to do?