I really feel for you. I was in a similar situation in 06 but my percocets were stolen not lost. I have never been in pain management because I am a Medicaid receipient & there are no pain clinics in town that accept it. I had 5 days worth of percocets left & had a prescription that was not due to be filled until Friday & the pills went missing Sunday evening. Thankfully my cousin, an oncologist at a hospital in my city, was willing to write a prescription to tie me over until Friday. He wrote "stolen meds" on the script. I did not hide this from my PCP. He was okay with it. I paid for the pills out of pocket because Medicaid would not have paid for it.
I realize people who have signed contracts cannot get a replacement prescription from another doctor as I did. If that had been me I would have been so screwed, chewed & barbecued. I saw where someone said you may have to go 3 weeks without pain meds. Just reading that sent a chill up my spine. I could not go more than 24 hours without pain relief or I would be screaming! I hope you will get through this without too much suffering!
Champagne for my real friends & real pain for my sham friends! (teehee)
I am SO sorry for what you are going through. Do you know anyone that could help you. I am not trying to advise anything illegal here. I HATE this dang rule! ONE time I had some meds taken from me and my doctor was wonderful and he filled early for me. That was one time, but I told him the truth and he was so supportive. I hear the pain clinics are NOT that way and so I just could not belong to one. Geeeshhhhhhhh.
You cannot go three weeks this way. I wish I could help ((you)). I just really and truly feel so bad.
Please keep us posted if you can.
My thoughts are with you. I would call the doctor again. Tell him how sick you are.
Ask him what you are supposed to do? He must be responsible for you. You have been with him for a long time and this is the first time something has gone wrong.
I think the pain clinics are into suffering....I swear to God! I am really MAD as I type this. For God sake we are HUMAN BEINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know how horrible you feel right now, I have been there and the loss of sleep was without question the hardest part of wd that I had to endure as well. As much as I would love to say I agree with Madison and call him again, I really do not suggest that you do that. Some pain docs will look for anything they can to dismiss patients. If you push too hard you may come across as being a difficult patient. Some doctors will dismiss a patient if their nurses complain that your being demanding. One thing that you might consider is calling and asking if he can rx something to help you rest at night. Let them know that you understand why they are unwilling to refill your meds early, but can they at least make you a bit more comfortable until you see them again.
Follow your instincts about this. In the mean time, consider trying some melatonin and some sleepy time tea. Take it one day at a time and remember it is only temporary unless you do something to cause them to dismiss you. It's not fair, but this is the way it is sometimes.
Hang in there sweetie. You can do this and after taking a little break like this your meds will work even better when you do get them.
Hi..thank you all so much for the support.
The withdrawals the past 2 days were WAY TOO MUCH for me to even remotely handle so I went to my doctors office.
I wish so much I could have waited the whole 3 weeks but with all of the withdrawal symptoms I was having, there was no way..like Madison said..I am a Human Being.
So, he gave me my refills for this month and then told me bye. He said that if he does this for me then he has to do it for everyone, yada yada yada.
I don't want to get anyone in trouble, and in the 3 1/2 years I saw him he has always been very good to me. But, he said he will not prescribe me anymore narcotics but if I want to go on Suboxone to get off of the narcotics then he will help me with that.
I can't be mad at him b/c he has to do his job, and obviously not sacrifice getting in trouble for any patient. So, off to another clinic. I heard of a great one here in AZ so I will be giving them a call right away.
I'm not worried about the whole thing..if this next clinic won't help me..I'll find one.
Thank you all so much for your support, thoughts, and prayers....I'm on the boards quite a bit so maybe I can help someone else out like you all have helped me.
I don't blame you as I can't even imagine how that would be. I lost control of my pain this arvo and man if I didn't have endone valium and norgesic along with a heat bag I would have been calling an ambulance because I was in tears as it was. I just overdid my cleaning washing and making my bed, that was enough to send me out of control. I am glad you had some recourse with the doctor. But what a +++++ not being willing to help you now. I am so glad I have a specialist that is willing to help me. He just put me back on the patch and saved me a lot of pain.
I hope you find a good one there.
25-Nov-2010: ALIF fusion L5-S1. 9 years of Chronic lower back pain. Nearly 18 months of pain across my upper pelvis, through my butt and down my left leg into my foot. Sciatica relieved by surgery.
so you got one month's supply of meds but can't see that Doc ever again. Do you think he put marks on your record so other doctors will not take you on ? I mean this happens to EVERYONE where someone takes or we lost our meds at least once. This could have been anyone of US...
Sherrie, I am glad that you did this. I cannot IMAGINE the horrors of coming off those meds cold turkey. LIFE happens. When you have been under someone's care for that long and never been a problem, I think they can do what they want to do.....which means HELP you!
I won't go on and on, but just bless your heart. I am sorry you had to suffer even for ONE day.
You keep looking. Maybe you can find a regular doctor to take you on. I am sorry I don't remember your history, but if this chronic pain is your back, maybe a back doctor would prescribe for you. Just get busy now dear because we know the time goes by really fast. I wish you the best and again, I am so glad you are out of your misery. I took a BIG sigh of relief when I heard you got some medication!!
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