Well if it’s legit pain he may need to go the pod rout as bupe can help there, but it’s not a full ago
Well fibromyalgia more resembles neuropathic pain (with neuropsychiatric components), so its very different from the type of acute pain that opioids are generally prescribed for. Few physicians will prescribe opioids for fibromyalgia, and when they do it is generally something like tramadol. Additionally opioids don't treat neuropathic particularly well, especially in the long run.
But regardless, even if the physician disagreed with the treatment, it takes a pretty cold hearted b*tch to not taper off someone who has been on opioids for an extended period of time. Not that they are any worse in general as practitioners, but I find that when it comes to a shitty male physician versus a shitty female physician, the shitty female physician is capable of more coldness and lack of empathy.
Part of this comes from the simple human behavioral phenomenon of women being significantly more risk averse then men, which makes them far tighter on the prescription pad since their sense of self-preservation and fear of losing their license for overprescribing narcotics is stronger than their male counterparts. Thus, this doctor was unwilling to write even a small amount of oxycodone to taper said person off.