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Board: Pain Management 06-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Whoopee
Re: how are refills determined

I know what you mean! My doctor routinely writes my scripts for 31 days and lately I've stopped trying to get him to go to day 30 instead. To be able to make it to the pharmacy in decent shape, I...
Board: Pain Management 06-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Actavis Percocet

Yea, I've heard all the stories about how all generics, by law, have to be this and that and there's no way anyone could really notice a difference between product A & B. Let me tell you, from...
Board: Pain Management 06-07-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Whoopee
Re: how are refills determined

Yeah, I get into that with my doc sometime too. For your count, day 30 is 6/14, meaning you should have enough pills to get through that day. Then on 6/15 you can go get more. I have said to my...
Board: Pain Management 05-31-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Filling prescriptions- insurance/pharmacy

I "get" what you're saying, but in my 25 years of being a pain patient, I've never encountered anything like this. Since Sch II meds require a new script for every month, those fills are "stand...
Board: Pain Management 04-22-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Dr. mistake with pain med script, can't get a call back

Really glad to hear you finally got things squared away! I was just thinking about what I would have done if I was in your predicament. I believe I would have had the pharmacy call and ask the...
Board: Pain Management 04-22-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Prescription was stolen, now I'm screwed.

It sounds like you've had some bad experiences and I get all of the rules and regs, but honestly many docs understand bad things happen to good people. Mine, for instance, totally understood the...
Board: Pain Management 04-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Whoopee
Re: opana - side effects and coverage

I've been on Opana ER for 3+ years and like some others, I never thought I got 12 hours out of it. More like 8-10. As far as the nausea, when the conversion from your prior med was done, was it...
Board: Pain Management 03-30-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Prescription was stolen, now I'm screwed.

My current contract had similar wording as the OP's but I guess my doc gave me one of those, I'll let it slide this time but don't ask again regardless of the circumstance. The only reason this...
Board: Pain Management 01-12-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Whoopee
Re: ongoing struggle with opiate dependency

Sorry I don't have any earth shattering help to offer you but I can tell you that the drug clonidine is sometimes used to counteract wd symptoms. You know, the funky leg thing while you're trying to...
Board: Pain Management 12-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Cvs
Views: 578
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Cvs

That is unreal! I really doesn't surprise me too much because more and more pharmacists are turning into doc wannabees and trying to play Cop when they ought to be doing their job! How in the world...
Board: Pain Management 12-15-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Questions about new rules on Schedule II drugs

It may be governed by individual states, I don't know but I always thought Schedule II were paper script only with no refills. Maybe the paper script being mailed directly to the mail order pharmacy...
Board: Pain Management 12-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Questions about new rules on Schedule II drugs

Yep, all of us are having to adjust to the shifting sands of PM these days. I will answer with what I believe are the current state of affairs.

It has been my experience that any med such as...
Board: Pain Management 11-21-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Cvs refused to fill my last script

I looked at this thread many times and I thought I should tell my recent woes as well but I kept pushing it aside. However, this time I read it I realized I had to post because I just get so...
Board: Pain Management 11-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Medication supply question

The quick answer is that every 8 hours would be 3 a day. That means for a script to last 60 days, you'd need 180 pills. Keep in mind, some scripts say "as needed" implying you shouldn't be taking 3...
Board: Pain Management 10-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By Whoopee
Re: I need help talking to Dr about pain management

I think I got all the facts and I really "feel" for you! My mother had MS and spent the last 20+ years in a wheelchair. So, I get it. First off, when you say "your doctor", exactly what is his...
Board: Pain Management 07-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By Whoopee
Re: neurontin

Just remember, one of the deepest threads in the PM world is that doctors will always attempt to take the "lowest effective dose". So, respect the med! Don't learn to bank on that feeling. I was...
Board: Pain Management 07-29-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By Whoopee
Re: 15 mins early and bring all medications?

All's well and that's great! I'm really glad he made the point about controlled med patients clear as that has always been my understanding. In fact, because the meds I'm on are really hard to...
Board: Pain Management 07-28-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By Whoopee
Re: 15 mins early and bring all medications?

I got the "come in early" deal last month and I was wondering what was up, as are you. Turns out they are updating their systems and are having every patient update their records. I have never had...
Board: Pain Management 06-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Travel to See Pain Doctor?

How are you and I'm so sorry for all your troubles!

Is there anyway at all you can get out of that area. There are metro areas in the Midwest where your money would go sooooo much further. I...
Board: Pain Management 06-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Would love to hear opinions/advice

When I read the last post by BH, I just had to comment on one experience at my PM. I laughed in his face when said this. So, they do use the GMS and I had the sheet in front of me which listed what...
Board: Pain Management 06-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Would love to hear opinions/advice

I think you're going to have to learn to live with the attitude of many PM's. Guilty until proven Innocent and that's what you experienced with the PA and OM. Follow the rules and hang in there. ...
Board: Pain Management 02-26-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Whoopee
Re: I was kicked by a horse in my left knee...

I have a couple comments for you. One, unfortunately tolerance builds pretty fast for many folks and before you know it, you're taking a rather large dose of short-acting narcotics with relief...
Board: Pain Management 02-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Tested positive for Oxy???

Was it one of those dipstick tests or was it a CMS tests? I had one of those dipsticks say I smoked pot when it'd been over 25 years since I had. I told them there was no way! They did retest and...
Board: Pain Management 02-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Whoopee
Re: pain, pain meds & sex

No worries! I recognize I'm a geez and I can live with that. Seriously, I've been on pain meds for over 25-30 years and once I hit 50'ish, it was all over, done! At times I can lather on the...
Board: Pain Management 02-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Whoopee
Re: pain, pain meds & sex

Sorry guy! I do know what you're going through and I don't have any great ideas but I can tell you that oxy always messed me up. I was told that it seriously lowers one's testosterone and I believe...
Board: Pain Management 01-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Med help

Welcome Selinn! Before I give you my two cents worth, I get 40mg Opana ER and if insurance didn't cover it, I'd be paying over $1,000 a month. Therefore, I'm shocked at only $170.

My current doc...
Board: Pain Management 01-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Excessive sweating

Angel - the night sweating is definitely a narcotic thing! When I was on high doses of OxyContin I used to be drenched every night and it got very uncomfortable. During a drug-free stretch, I...
Board: Pain Management 01-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,529
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Is tramadol a controlled substance in NC?

Just a quick two cents, but I "think" pharmacists can see your Rx history via your insurance records (but I'm definitely not sure). I can't imagine how they could see those records from another...
Board: Pain Management 12-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Whoopee
Re: nausea from percocets??

Yes Daffy is right. many folks need something on their stomach. Try crackers first, then something heavier etc. to see what works. It really may make all the difference in the world. For the...
Board: Pain Management 12-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,293
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Pharmacy won't let me pay cash for my meds? Refused to call my doc as well...

I've been where you are before. Years ago I used to work in junk hauling and firewood delivery and by the end of the day, I was a mess! I went into a food chain to fill a Percocet script and they...
Board: Pain Management 11-20-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Can Fentanyl patch cause feet to swell??

I may be wrong but I've been on pretty substantial pain meds for awhile and I have the same problem. My GP finally added a diurectic to my current BP med to help the problem. So far, not as bad but...
Board: Pain Management 11-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Spinal cord stimulator

My doc wants me to try it next month and I am very nervous. So, everyone here has it for S & L pain but mine is in the C4-6 region. I had a TENS unit for awhile but it hurt more than helped. I just...
Board: Pain Management 11-19-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Whoopee
Re: RLS scuttles Narcotic taper

I defiinately "get it"! When I had to switch docs, they took me from 320mg of Oxycontin to 160mg of Opana to start. Then a few months later 120mg, and a few months later down to 80mg. That's where...
Board: Pain Management 10-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Whoopee
Re: alternative for oxycontin

My newest docs switched me from Oxy to Opana ER and it's not too bad but it's probably expensive too. Like the Oxy, it doesn't last the entire period they claim it does but as an alternative, it's...
Board: Pain Management 07-29-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By Whoopee
Re: how are you sleeping?

Seems like I'm in the same boat as everyone else, pretty much. I too have had problems for years and years. However, I used to sleep like a rock, fell asleep quick and always slept through the...
Board: Pain Management 07-24-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,754
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Pain medicine advice

Athough you didn't mention the level of narcotic medicine you are currently taking, my best guess is that if you're in the hospital for anything close to surgery, they will do their very best to make...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Chronic pain AND addiction

I have to agree with many posters already. You "may" not be an addict per se, but you might be. When you do take extra pills, why are you taking them? Chasing a rush or legtimate pain tweaking...
Board: Pain Management 06-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,948
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Does Oxycodone cause bad body odor?

When I was put on a rather large daily dose of oxycontin, maybe 15 years ago, my wife used to tell me I smelled bad frequently. In fact, I used to sleep in the couch many nights for that and other...
Board: Pain Management 06-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Unexpectedly asked to sign contract. WWYD?

Although I don't live in your state, interestingly enough, my doctor told me while filing out the paperwork for a UA that they do not test for pot. He explained if they did, they wouldn't have a...
Board: Pain Management 05-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Excessive sweating

I don't know how common it is but I used to get the sweats when I used to be on Oxycontin years ago. As long as I was at home I didn't mind it too much but it's kind of strange if you're at work and...
Board: Relationship Health 05-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,048
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Girlfriend always acts like a little kid.

Really, if you found a woman just like you I suspect it'd getting boring pretty fast. Not that the girl you're with is the perfect fit but I'm of the opinion that opposites do attract. I personally...
Board: Pain Management 05-19-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Whoopee
Re: taking 2 meds at same time...

You're thinking of a drug called Suboxone. That drug does in fact block the addicting qualities of narcotics, like you mentioned, not Methadone. For the record, I agree with what most posters have...
Board: Relationship Health 05-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Receding hairline wreaked havoc to my confidence

What she said! Any woman worth being with is never ever going to make a point of your hair, period - end of discussion. You and your worries are probaby affecting how you're perceived more than...
Board: Pain Management 05-16-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By Whoopee
Re: False negative urine test

I understand the range of costs but I've seen some crazy costs for these tests. My insurance only allows something like $700, give or take. So, with insurance they can charge whatever they want,...
Board: Pain Management 05-16-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By Whoopee
Re: False negative urine test

There's only one small problem with that most excellent test, it costs gobs of money (I've seen up to $1,200 from some labs), compared to the preloaded cups. I don't know exactly what those run but...
Board: Relationship Health 05-16-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,283
Posted By Whoopee
Re: How can I explain to my girlfriend the reason I look at other women?

Man, you're really getting bombarded by the women here! I "get it" but I'm in the fourth catagory of, I look but I don't do it obviously (you know, the shades and all). It's that neck snap towards...
Board: Pain Management 05-14-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Properly Store Your Meds

Yep, most of this stuff is really good common sense. My thought is the less people know about my medical situation (i.e. meds), the better and safer I am. The odd chance I'd be targeted for a theft...
Board: Pain Management 05-13-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Whoopee
Re: What's the difference??

Are they like the old ones or are they as hard as plastic, like the newer ones. BTW, I swear the newer ones actually do have plastic on/in them, similar to the Oxycontin change that was made a few...
Board: Pain Management 04-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Pain Med Refill Question-Not About Early Refills

Shoreline had some really good points there. I also go in every month for my refills and unlike my previous doctor, who refilled me every 28 days with 30 days of meds. I wasn't on any BT meds and I...
Board: Pain Management 04-30-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Whoopee
Re: fiindng the best pain meds for extreme hip pain

Sorry to hear of your problems. Yes, there is LA Dilaudid and I think it's called Exalgo (?). Also, I found in the past that Oxycontin needs to be taken 3x and not 2x. It just doesn't stick with...
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