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Posted by david charles
on December 01, 2000 at 15:29:04:
In Reply to: Pain Medicine and Pharmacy Licenseing Boards posted by Margaret on November 30, 2000 at 21:18:17:
: I recently had my 11th knee surgery - a distal realignment. I have been in a lot of pain since my surgery in January 2000. My doctor said the only thing that would help me is Lorcet. I have been taking it since then. I called for a refill yesterday and my doctor said the pharmacy licensing board will not approve it.. What is involved in this process? Can I never take narcotics again or can my doctor write a letter? It caught me totally off guard and i am not in an extremem amount of pain.. Any help I would welcome . Thank you in advance! Margaret
Hi margaret, It kinda sounds like you freindly pharmacist has reported your long term use to board of pharmacy, Is this person a #####, have you had problems with early refills? You may want to ask for a referral to a pain management specialist. All the Tylenol in the lorcet can be very hazardus to you liver. A good pain management doc should be able to prescribe and justify the use of long acting narcotics for chronic pain. The board probably contacted the doc and the doc got scared. Skp baker has a web sight and there are poeple called pain reps that can help you find a PM doc that prescribes these meds. Oxycontin, MScontin, Oramorph, Kadian, duragesic patches and methadone are all long acting with fwer risk than the short acting drugs.Skips sight should be easy to find serching "chronic pain" I dont know how to post a link but I found it and from there I found Mass general dept of neurology that has an excellent chronic pain forum. I hope this helps you and ask for the refferral imediately. Call the facility and ask what there aproach to chronic pain treatment is. The bad ones will tell you up front we dont use narcotics. Dont waste your money. The good ones use a multi facet aproach including long acting opiates. Good luck....David
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