| | How do I know if a pharmacy-phone-in opioid refill request is being rejected?
Quick summary: 5/500 hydrocodone/aceto for lower back pain. Doc prescribes 45 at a time. They last about a month. I phone the pharmacy (CVS, Texas) for a refill once they're used up, they contact him, he approves, they refill. Usually all within the same day. Have been doing this for about 8 months with no issues. I take between half and two 5/500 as needed. Meds still work fine, and no sign of any kind of tolerance. In fact, I usually wait about two weeks after I've run out before requesting a refill. Call me paranoid but I like to check that I'm not developing any kind of tolerance/dependence, and two weeks of back pain and no meds is worth it to make sure I don't suffer any kind of withdrawal which would indicate some physical dependence developing.
Most recent refill request was phoned on Friday morning, and when I phone to check if it's ready, the automatic system still tells me "This prescription is already being refilled but is not yet ready". I popped in on Friday evening (when the system had said it would be ready) but they said they still hadn't received docs approval. So usually approved on the same day, now we're on day 3.
If a doc decides not to refill, anyone know what that looks or sounds like in these pharmacy phone system setups? Does it just stay forever in the state of "...not yet ready"? In which case, how long should I wait before going to visit the doc? Or does it change to some form of an explicit "This was declined -- go talk to your doc"?