Do doctors prescribe it here? Pain management is awful here, unless you're literally dying, they send you home with acetaminophen after major surgery. But I get really bad knee pains and back pain, I got some while I was in Thailand and it's not as strong as hydrocodone that I used to get in the US, it does make it better. The only thing that helps is muscle relaxers for my back.
And no, I do not take it everyday. Just when I really need it like playing 2 hours of basketball and coaching for 5 hours like yesterday. other then muscle relaxers for my back, not much for the knees which sucks. Massages help, but I don't have that kind of money and time to get one all the time lol