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Board: Pain Management 05-10-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Went to pharmacy for my 30-day pain med refills ...

It's funny you mention the whole sink thing. I've been taking pain meds forever and have never lost a pill down the sink but this past month I'll be damn if I didn't, almost, do that. So, the pill...
Board: Pain Management 05-10-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Went to pharmacy for my 30-day pain med refills ...

If I were to run out, I would be in the same boat as you stated above. Full blown withdrawals! Not a pretty sight/feeling! Also you truly are lucky to have that sort of relationship with your...
Board: Pain Management 05-09-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Whoopee
Went to pharmacy for my 30-day pain med refills ...

So, I always go to a chain grocery store pharmacy where I've made a connection with the pharmacist and they always order my pain meds each month so they're there when I come in each month. It's...
Board: Pain Management 03-15-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Anyone have advice on how not to think about pain?

I see you haven't received any responses yet. I have a few suggestions to maybe help you get some answers to the questions you've asked here. Most folks on this site are also in pain and many are...
Board: Pain Management 03-15-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Pharmacist Didn't Understand Why CP'ers Need Long-Acting Meds AND short-acting Me

Harriet is correct, the difference between a pharmacist and a tech/aide is enormous. I wouldn't expect a tech to know much more than what they've picked up along the way, depending on their own...
Board: Pain Management 03-13-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Hydromorphone Pain Management Issues

You keep mentioning that 4th pill repeatedly but honestly the problem is that you're not taking the right medication for your problem. You should (IMHO) be on a legit extended release (ER)...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 12-22-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Wife is stealing Meds that I NEED

Somehow you need to get/take control of your meds, one way or another. You say you can't drive but if she were to drive you to pick up your meds, would you be able to get to the Rx counter to take...
Board: Pain Management 12-07-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Whoopee
Re: pain meds required at first consult?

I may be wrong but I'm thinking they may want to physically verify they are making a seamless transfer from your previous doctor's prescriptions. As far as the pain contract goes, if there is going...
Board: Pain Management 11-27-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Anything I can do since I can't really eat or drink anymore due to the pain I hav

I'm really sorry for all the pain you're suffering but I doubt anyone on this forum is going to have too many more ideas than your doctor will be able to come up with. The fact is, you need to make...
Board: Pain Management 11-20-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Why is it so hard to find a new pain doctor

I may be in the minority here but the fact that you (OP) went to a methadone clinic for your meds should have no bearing in your case. You obviously have records going back years where pain docs...
Board: Pain Management 09-18-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Whoopee
Re: in pain & hate my life

Say what? That's exactly why I go to a PM doc! Personally, I was told many years ago that I would , in fact, be on narcotics probably for the rest of my life. They are (long-acting meds) meant for...
Board: Pain Management 09-16-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Dismissed from PM - No mercy

First off, let me tell how sorry I am for what you're having to combat right now. I've always had mixed feelings on how to deal with situations like the one you wrote about. I mean, look where...
Board: Pain Management 09-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Pain scale & reporting to the doctor

I guess I may be in the minority here but I don't really have a problem with it. I mean it's just one tool in the bag to help a doc know where things stand. For the record, my doc always ask what...
Board: Pain Management 09-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Whoopee
Re: New to pain management.

I just thought I'd chime in on a few points regarding your post, BTW - Welcome! You don't mention how many pills you take a day. 5 mg is basically a starter type of dosage IMO, unless you're taking...
Board: Pain Management 07-31-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Drug Testing

I find it utterly despicable that a licensed pain specialist doctor wouldn't be aware of what the drugs he/she prescribes to his patients break down to in the human body. He/She should actually be...
Board: Pain Management 07-23-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Whoopee
Re: I have a stupid question

Mr. Shoreline is correct. What has happened is that even though you're OK (in your brain/mind) pain wise, your body has recalibrated what is "normal" and that has been the level of meds you had been...
Board: Pain Management 07-21-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By Whoopee
Re: ??? do they have to give you a 30 day supply by law ???

I had a kind of benign dismissal which may or may not be typical. The orthopedist (upper 60's and nearing retirement) dismissed me because my medication was making him feel uncomfortable (his exact...
Board: Pain Management 07-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Whoopee
Re: Pain Medication & Dosages

I have to disagree, 120 mg or 2 60 mg daily is not all that high a dosage but I do see a problem with the BT med. It seems like the BT med dosage is too high compared to the LA med. I personally...
Board: Pain Management 06-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
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: 2,544
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: 1,102
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: 4,024
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: 1,364
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: 3,581
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: 1,116
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: 3,581
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: 1,133
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: 806
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: 1,633
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: 1,633
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: 2,706
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: 1,256
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: 1,180
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: 1,309
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: 1,856
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: 1,856
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: 989
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: 923
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: 923
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: 2,153
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: 704
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: 826
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: 826
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: 943
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: 1,094
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: 6,478
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: 844
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: 8,866
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: 2,760
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: 901
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...
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