I have a question... Last week I went to my Pm doc and we went from hydro to oxycodone. She put me on 4.88 oxycodone (percodan), I was on hydro 10.Problem is this.. I was started off at 6 a day. I usually take 2 hydro's 3x's a day. she said that the oxy would be about eqivalant. So i tryed taking 2 at a time. Nothing happened I was still hurting. She had told me I could take up to 9 or 10 a day safely. so i ended up taking 9 or 10 a day. Still nothing I mean I was getting no relief. To top it all off I was itching like I had fleas. My next appointment was for next week. I called her office and told the receptionist what was going on. She told me she would try to get in touch with the doc and see what she said. She wants to see me tommorrow and I have to bring the meds I have left. I only have 4 pills left. I should have double that. Do you all think she will be mad at me or do you all think i did something wrong? I mean the meds werent working and she did say I could take more but maybe she might think its excessive. What do u all think?
Unfortunately that could pose a potential problem but it's really hard to say. If she said you could take more but was not specific about how much more it then it's more on the doctors end than yours. You did indicate that she said you could take 9-10 a day is that what you did or did you take more in addition to that?
In your post you say that she said you could take 9-10 a day safely...was this just informational or was it in the context that you could take more than your normal dosage if you were having increased pain? Did you try calling the doctor when you first discovered that the meds were not effective at the dose you were taking? Or did you start taking the 9-10 a day and then call? If you tried contacting her and were not able to get in touch with her and were having the added pain they may be more lenient with you. But if you were taking the 9-10 a day at a time that you would have been able to contact her and ger her instruction as to what to do about your added pain they may be upset that you decided to adjust your own dose without contacting them first. It is really hard to say. I do understand your worry. I've been there! Hopefully they will just adjust your dose and give you a refill. It does sound like you had some confusion as to how much you were "allowed" to take with them telling you that you could take the 9-10 a day safely. I'm guessing that the doctor was telling you that on a more informational basis, but it would be easy to confuse that with permission to take up to 9-10. But for future reference...always follow what is printed on your prescription bottle if there is any doubt. Better safe than sorry. And if that is not effective do whatever you can to get in contact with your doctor to discuss an increase in dosage. Most doctors do not take well to patients increasing their medication without permission. If you are not able to get in contact with YOUR doctor and are in a lot of pain, you are probably better off going to your local urgent care center or emergency room and telling them of your situation, etc.... This shows your doctor that you took every step possible to get medical advice.
I really hpoe this works out for you. I know how much it sucks to be worrying about what is going to happen during your appointment. I have a feeling things are going to be okay. Just explain everything that happened and that you thought you were able to take up to 10 a day. Most likely they will refill but will be more strict on telling you what type of protocol to follow if this ever happens again.