This was a very old thread originally but I wanted to add to the latest info-
Thoughts of 'Early Refill' is a bit of a test for many patients......
1) If one is truly in pain
then one should go to their ER
. All will be on board, documented, acute relief will be administered, and a new long term plan will be devised with the primary Doctor.
2) When a patient is abusing the script
, they will generally choose the path of least hassle and easiest acquisition of the meds -which is usually begging the Pharmacist, doctor shopping, or making calls to the Nurses
So, if solving the problem
is your ultimate goal and you want the path of 'most legit' then the ER is the answer.
If one just wants a quick fix
, an ER visit may be more anxiety producing, and one may be 'outed' as a seeker.