I went to PM yesterday and as most of you know, this in a pretty new PM, he's very nice, in his late 60's and I think the world of him. BUT! I saw him yesterday which was my 4th visit.
He has always seemed a bit distracted or something.
He asked me how I was doing and asked what meds I was taking on a regular basis and I told him.
Then he asked me who gave me Phenergan Suppository's and the Fentanyl Patch! I said "YOU DID", He said "NO, I DIDN"T, I DON'T PRESCRIBE SUPPOSITORY"S AND I DIDN'T PRESCRIBE YOU ANY FENTANYL PATCHS",
I said, "BUT, YES YOU DID, LAST MONTH", AGAIN and again we kept this up, finally I said "LOOK, THE PHARMACY IS RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD, PLEASE CALL THEM"!!!
He asked his Nurse (she's very nice and was there at the time ) I knew I was right, So did she. he looked at her, and she slowly shook her head yes, telling him he DID.
She went and called the Pharmacy and they verified it.
He got really upset frantically looking through my chart, No papers, Nothing. He didn't write anything down, He didn't have any record of prescibing me anything at all !
He seemed strange (But not on drugs!!) more like a forgetfullness. He was totally out of it. He was horrified digging though my records mumbling something about (OH NO THE DEA OH GOD THE DEA).
Then he shook his head and gave me my script for another month of Fentanyl 50 patches and another prescription and said here is ( 10
PHENERGAN FOR THE NAUSEA, IF THIS WORKS THERE ARE 3 REFILLS). I took a Phenergan this morning and I thought "This doesn't seem right, and before I counted them I read the Pharmacy label and it said (20
)." Another thing he did wrong or said wrong, whatever,I saw his Nurse take the other half of the scripts and tape them in my file. It has always seemed to me that she did more than she was supposed to anyway. She looks over his shoulder and corrects him when he's wrong.
Before I left, I made a remark that it was a good thing neither one of us was sick, because I had my last patch on, He told me he can only give me the patches ON THE DAY
I RUN OUT! I said, what if there was a hurricane? He then informed me that I better get into see him asap to get a prescription or go without. HUH
? He has 3 offices all over Florida how would I know where he would be?
Guy's! This is only my 2nd script from him, I've only been on fentanyl for 1 month, and as I was leaving he said , Since you've been on the fentanyl for so long, when I see you at the next appt, we need to start you on something else and get you down off of it!! HUH?
Also when I was at the pharmacy they told me they couldn't fill it because he FORGOT
to write the dosage on it!!
I talked them into calling him before he left town and they did (THANK GOD!)
I asked hubby for advice, he doesn't understand Pain Meds and told me to just stop taking them, that it's no big deal. And why would I care what happens between him and the DEA anyway???