BeenThere2012, ASN, RN 1 Article; 852 Posts Specializes in PICU, Pediatrics, Trauma. Jul 23, 2016 My mother has a number of drug allergies/intolerance unfortunately including all of the NSAIDs. This didn't use to be a problem for her to get prescription pain meds in small doses to keep around the house for her to use for headaches, etc., but in recent years it hasn't been possible. Now she just doesn't have pain control as an option other than nonpharmacologic methods or topicals at home. She went in to the ER after a fall and demanded pain killers for the severe pain in her wrist. It turned out it was broken, but they almost turned her away for "drug seeking behavior" because she was asking for specific medicines. She just knows because she has so many allergies what she can and cannot take. In the fight to make sure they didn't give my "druggie" mom anything for her pain, they almost completely missed that she had broken bones.So sorry your mom went through that. Unfortunately, this is another example of how the pendulum has swung too far in the opposite direction of giving powerful pain meds for "whatever the patient says it is".