I need to know what is a good pain medication for lupus. My Rheumy will not write any pain meds at all he has put me on pain patches but they do not help at all. I think I am going to throw a fit and demand that he does something or send me to somewhere that will. Any advice on how to handle a dr that will not write a script for pain meds. I was taking percocet and they seemed to help. My GP would write them for me but now he says I need to get them from my rheumy and my rheumy says I need to get from my GP.