rita359 437 Posts Sep 14, 2012 Current practice says we are to accept what the patient says as far as pain goes. So give the med ordered. I still see a lot of patients admitted who are on pain meds at home they take routinely and the dr does not order those meds while the patient is with us. Those meds may be ordered for some chronic pain condition and have that fairly well controlled at home. They come to hospital for some other painful condition and we expect their usual meds to take care of it. Why should we expect that to be true? Besides, maybe the patient has not been correctly diagnosed. Maybe we have just not discovered the cause of their pain. Sometime it takes a long time to get the right diagnosis.