Took care of 29 year old male complaining of a 9/10 headache last night. This dude was obviously in agony, but refused narcotic pain medication each time it was offered. Fine by me, but refusing the good stuff didn't prevent him from using his cell phone to place several calls to his mother from his treatment room. Every 20 minutes or so I'd get a call from the secretary saying the guy's mother was calling the ER demanding to know why her son was in pain, but every time we'd offer meds he wouldn't take anything stronger than Tylenol.
If you want to act tough that's cool, but don't expect us to buy it if you cry to Mommy every time we leave the room.