Sorry Lee, You are at the mercy of the doc to rewrite his script. It just seems kinda nuts that the legislature of each state thinks that the hoops they make us jump through is some how going to limit the level of abuse that goes on. People are either going to abuse or not and if they want to abuse, that law isn't going to stop them.
Each state is different. In VA we have 90 days to fill a class 11 med and 180 days to fill a class 111. My wife gets her 90 day supplies through a mail order program with her insurance. I have a medicare Part D plan and get 90 days at the pharamcy and have a stack of scripts waiting to be filled. The one class 11 is at least 3 weeks old because they wrote it when I had my pump filled.
I haven't seen anything that suggest we have a higher abuse rate because our laws may seem more lax. The 10 day policy pretty much puts an end to any type of mail order system that may save the residents of your state some money on healthcare. I wonder where the study was conducted that suggested to these old farts that putting a 10 day limit will prevent abuse and how much back slapping went on because someone had that
Most addicts aren't thinking much past tomorrow so a 24 hour limit makes more sense than 10 days. Not that I think that would change a thing when it comes to abuse or addiction. Does stopping the sale of alcohol at midnight prevent alcoholism? Heck it makes more sense to make people buy their booze after midnight when their are less people on the streets.
Whose arse did they pull the number 10 out of? Was it an elephant or a jack ***, you know they use those symbols for a reason.
Good luck, Dave
PS, I do think you will do much better on a sustained dose without the huge ups and downs going from dilaudid to Vicodin every 6 hours has to create.