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    Old 10-31-2010, 09:30 AM   #46
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    iloveHawaii, thank you for the tips. Yes, I have already begen the complaint form and its a long process that they want in chronological order, but it's worth doing. I hopw this never happens to anyone else. After I faxed my letter to the doctor's office, I received a phone call from one of the tech. assistants from the office, who used to be a friend of my little sister's in high school (who is also known for her big mouth), all she said was, "in response to your letter, FNP. "&*$#", said to get yourself into detox" I said, "What?" and she repeated the sentence and hung up. OMG, I was so angry. The investigative process is really detailed, but I can provide receipts of all my visits and printouts from the pharmacy.
    I know it is better for my body in the long run to go down on the # of the med but I am in so much pain I slept 2 hours last night. I go for an MRI on Tuesday and I may have to go to Urgent Care before that if it doesn't change. I have to go to work tomorrow, I missed 3 days this past week. Thanks again and I apologize for going on and on in this but its like therapy. God bless you and yours. -Sunny

     
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    Old 10-31-2010, 11:57 AM   #47
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Sunny
    I was just wondering is urgent care the same as er there. Like at the hosptil,cause i live in ky and i was told by someone that theY dont do anything there for pain. My friend says their no narctotics keep there? and i have heard that a couple of times from other pain memebers .also u want to b real careful getting another scipt from anther dr( but what ever u do make sure u tell them u just got the meds at nero. Cause if u dont tell them u can get a charge called dr shopping. This happen to my friend she was between dr,u can get time in jail 4 this,not to mention to dr will touch u.. But as long as u r telling everyone involved that u just got meds that didnt last from the dr ,u will b fine
    great talking with u and plz let me know about the urgent care

     
    Old 10-31-2010, 01:24 PM   #48
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Kelsey, Funny you bring this up. At the pharmacy the other day, the pharmacist said, What's going on? You have had scripts from 3 different doctors. How do you explain that? I then told him that my doc of so many years, I cannot see anymore and that I went to Urgent Care (which is by the way, located in a hospital) and was prescribed a week's worth and that it has been very difficult to find a doc taking patients on pain meds. I also explained that I had seen a neurosurgeon that day and that they were only 15's and what the NS had said about the situation I am in, the diagnosis. I said I did have the same doc for the past 6+ years, doesn't that count for something? He agreed with me and sold me my script, but yes, I am terrified of that happening to me (dr. shopping charge) but what's the alternative? Kelsey I can't do anything! What happened to your friend? -Sunny ps: as always, thank you for caring Kelsey and for the great advice!

     
    Old 10-31-2010, 07:01 PM   #49
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Sunny,

    When is your actual appointment with this new PM, I think you said like 2 weeks from Friday?

    How much more days of meds do you have left?

    I know you are really worried about running out of meds before the appointment and depending on your answers, I'm pretty sure there is a sure fire way for you to get another weeks worth of meds prior to the appointment with your new PM.

    Can you get that referral to the new PM from your Neuro, actual you need to get the notes of your entire appointment with the Neuro from Friday.

     
    Old 10-31-2010, 07:02 PM   #50
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    Sunny,
    You asked me today to explain how I meditate. As much as I want to help, it's very difficult to teach someone how to meditate in just a few sentences.
    I can give you some tips on how to begin to do deep relaxation.
    You need to get yourself somehwere that's quiet, and if possible dark. Lay down and close your eyes. Focus on your breathing, breathe until you're in a rythmic pattern. It will take a few minutes, but when you focus on breathing you will slow it down, and get into a slow and steady pattern.
    Once you are settled with the breathing start some muscle relaxtion techniques. Basically you focus on relaxing the parts of your body starting with your head and working your way down to your feet. I start by focusing on my forehead. I talk to myself and say, "forehead relax" as I think about relaxing the muscles in my forehead. Once one area is relaxed I move on. I focus on the parts of my face and head and then move down to my neck, shoulders, upper back, and on until I get all the way to my toes. It will take you some time to get through all of your body. Once you finish with this part keep doing the patterned breathing for several more minutes.
    When you're finished get up slowly.
    It takes time to get your whole body relaxed. I focus most on the parts that are in pain.
    Try this and see how it helps. Let me know how you do.
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    Old 10-31-2010, 07:19 PM   #51
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

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    Sunny
    I was just wondering is urgent care the same as er there. Like at the hosptil,cause i live in ky and i was told by someone that theY dont do anything there for pain. My friend says their no narctotics keep there? and i have heard that a couple of times from other pain memebers .also u want to b real careful getting another scipt from anther dr( but what ever u do make sure u tell them u just got the meds at nero. Cause if u dont tell them u can get a charge called dr shopping. This happen to my friend she was between dr,u can get time in jail 4 this,not to mention to dr will touch u.. But as long as u r telling everyone involved that u just got meds that didnt last from the dr ,u will b fine
    great talking with u and plz let me know about the urgent care
    Sunny,
    I know that you don't want to hear this, but I agree with Kelsey that you're on a slippery slope with getting the pain meds.
    I too had a friend who used to go to Urgent Care and/or the local emergency room for meds when she was between doctors. After just a few visits she got a reputation for doctor shopping, and she was indanger of getting charged for this. Instead of charging her the doctors simply cut her off. It got to the point where when she went to Urgent Care or the ER they didn't even take an XRay. They had her records in the computer. The doctors simply told her that there was nothing more that they could do for her. They suggested over the counter pain meds and sent her on her way.
    The problem now, is that if something else happens now it's going to be very difficult for her to get care. It gets to be like the boy that cried wolf. Yes, her pain has been real, but she has had to take charge of her own care and treat the pain with alternative therapies.
    The other problem is with the pharmacy. Nowadays pharmacutical records are on computer, so there's no way around what has been prescribed, and by whom.
    If I were you I would lay low for a while. I'd get the appointment with the pain specialist as soon as I could, and in the meantime look into nonnarcotic alternatives to pain relief.
    One other thought. Do you have a place at work where you lock your purse? You need to be very careful with meds at work, especially being a teacher.
    I'm not trying to be harsh, but I'm concerned that you might not be able to see the forest for the trees right now.
    Please continue to let us know how you're doing. Things will get better.
    Peggy

     
    Old 10-31-2010, 07:30 PM   #52
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Leo, I have yet to receive the referral in the mail and then I need to make the appointment. Thanks for the advice, I didn't consider getting the notes from the appointment with the NS. I have been taking 4 at a time and then they only provide a reprieve from the bad pain for about 3 hrs. They take me from a 9 to a 6/7 on the pain scale. I have been sitting, standing, walking and just feeling pain with everything I do. I can't sit or anything for more than 5-10 minutes at the most. Too bad I couldn't get the MRI done that night like the doc wanted me to. The authorization numbe was lost from the time I took the elevator from the 3 floor to the 1st! Now I have to wait until Tuesday.
    Truthfully, I have only about 20 pills left. I wanted to go to the urgent care today but they only had a N.P. I know that it is better in the long run for my body to come down in tolerance level, but I could have waited until after surgery.
    Sorry for the rant. You're like the only person I tell these things to. Which is ridiculous considering its a public board.
    Thank you for the "food for thought" I always enjoy hearing from you Leo. You didn't say how you're feeling. Are you doing ok? -Sunny

     
    Old 10-31-2010, 08:06 PM   #53
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

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    Kelsey, I just got home they wanted an xray asap and an MRI asap. So I got the xrays done and the MRI was supposed to be done tonight at 7:30 but the gals messed it up and I did get prior authorization then I didn't so I rescheduled it for Tues. at the soonest. Well, I was told by the Dr. that they do not prescribe pain meds. unless they do surgery, but because of the circumstances. I found out that at L4L5 it is bone on bone! Scary! that's why they wanted the MRI done right there and then. I was prescribed 15 mgs oxycodones 30 of them, but they referred to a pain management dr. but have no appointment for 2 weeks out. I am so scared.
    Dear Sunny,
    I'm confused. Something is just not computing here. Help me out so that I can better help you.
    Your post from Thursday says that the neurosurgeon have you 30 pills. I follow that. You're hoping to get in to see the new pain specialist in about two weeks. It seems to me that the neurosurgeon thought that the meds he prescribed would last for these two weeks. That would mean taking 2 perday.
    You said in your last post just a little bit ago that you have about 20 pills left. In another breathe though you say that you're taking 4 at a time. It's now been 3 1/2 days since you got the meds. Taking four at a time or even two at a time for even 3 days doesn't compute to having only taken 10 pills so far.
    I'm asking about this because when you go to your next doctor you're going to have to fill him in on all of the meds that you've recently gotten. You're going to need some sort of a timeline in order to justify your request.
    Are you using a pain journal? If not I strongly suggest that you start one. This will be more than helpful as you move forward with pain management, especially when between doctors. Doctors make decisions based on data, and having a pain journal will provide data for your doctors.
    Again, please keep us posted on how your'e doing and let us know how we can help you.
    Peggy

     
    Old 10-31-2010, 09:30 PM   #54
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Peggy, sorry for the confusion. The neurosurgeon said that they only prescribe meds after surgery and then only for three mths after. When they were scheduling the xrays and MRI, I asked the NS, if she could please prescribe me something that I was in a lot of pain. She said I guess I can do that and she prescribed 60, 15mgs. oxycodone IR, the breakthru meds I take. I began keeping a pain journal when you mentioned it to me. You're right it does help me and it will provide data that the PM will need to assess. The referral for the PM doc has yet to arrive and then I can make an appointment, but I've decided that I am going to call tomorrow and make an appt. so that when I do get the referral I'm set to go.
    I'm going to post this and then continue on another post. I'm sorry again for the confusion, I did probably write 30 or whatever, I was in pain and really tired. -Sunny

     
    Old 11-01-2010, 12:11 PM   #55
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Hello Sunny,
    How did it go at work today? As a fellow teacher I know how difficult it can be to put your game face on when you're in so much pain and want to crawl under a rock. The good thing is that the kids lift us and helps us forget about the pain while we're teaching. It's once you get home that it hits you and you crash.
    Did you call the pain management specialist today to get an appoointment?
    Please keep us posted on how you're doing. We care and want to help.
    Peggy

     
    Old 11-01-2010, 12:38 PM   #56
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    hey sunny

    Hope u r doing well. i wanted to answer your question about what happen to my friend. She got charged 4 times,cause each dr u go to has to b told what the last dr gave u, and then the next dr has to b told about both times, so she got charged 4 times cause she went to 4 drs in a short period. For example if u go to the dr and get more meds before u r sopost to b out of the other ones,thats dr shopping inless both parties know..
    I understand how u feel cause i went through the same thing,however I told every dr involved about everthing. I did what ur doing when i was between drs, and my pm dr almost didnt accept me for this.. The only reason he did end up taking me was because none of the meds overlapped and i was honest. I always make sure everyone knows what happen to my friend scared me.

    when u go to ur new dr they r going to b able to look up and c every med which is a controlled substance u got from every dr. I told my pm dr(when i was between dr) i didnt have a choice... He told me he would take me on a trail bases( that was along time ago). I did want to tell u that your new pm dr isnt going to b happy that u took 4 pills when u were sopost to take 2,and they may not accept u as a patient. I understand they arent working but u cant keep taking more,cause no dr will touch u.. I know u probly dont want to here this. But i want u to get into a pm dr..Im only tring to help.. My friend ended up with all the charges on her record,noone would touch her for a long time.. Hugs and kisses hang in there honey,and just keep being honset and dont take more than ur sopost to. I know thats hard when your still in pain. But it would be forever, if u keep doubling up on ur meds it will b a long time before a dr will touch u.. i dont want that to happen to u. kelsey

     
    Old 11-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #57
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    Peggy, I'm still here, it's only 12:40ish or so. Yes, the kids make me laugh but it has been a difficult day. I hurt so much! I'll write back whEN i GET HOME. -sUNNY

     
    Old 11-01-2010, 04:26 PM   #58
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    Whatever your count is you better start weaning down fast and just enough to keep you from withdrawl untill you are straighten out. Taking over the counter with your oxcodone fast releif is it? This helps like ibuprophen etc. Did you say you are working also? I know this can increase the pain depending on what you are doing. Are you in a warmer climate? Try getting some relaxing sun to calm you. After getting highly tolerant and having such pain doctors will usually prescribe a longer lasting -time released pain relief and a breakthru pain relief such as the oxcodone 30s which in many people last 3-4 hours maybe only 2 hours. If your doctor is a smart enough PM Doctor this is the regime they would put you on to help with the inbetween time ..Muscle relaxers and or anxiety meds help also to reduce the tension from the pain. It is a struggle to find a good PM doctor who can get your pain releif under control. God BLess
    By the way if you have faith you might want to start reaching out more to your faith.

     
    Old 11-01-2010, 04:38 PM   #59
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    sunny,

    Okay, like Peggy I'm confused on some issues. When you got home from the Neurosurgeon's office on Thursday you posted that she had given you 15mg. Oxycodone, 30 of them. Now in the post you wrote to Peggy a few back you say she gave you 60 of them??? Which is accurate? Also on the Urgent Care situation, you posted earlier before you went to the Neurosurgeon that you'd went to Urgent Care and they had already said that they wouldn't give you a script for pain meds. But, you keep talking about going their for pain meds? Once again which is accurate? Your pharmacist is already taking notice because you've filled 3 scripts from 3 different docs in a very short time...do you think getting a new script from a new doc is really the way to go? Have you thought about calling the new PM's office and enquiring as to whether they have your referral yet and seeing if you can get the appt. speeded up? Like everyone else I'm not trying to be harsh or judgemental, but you seem to be getting quite a few important facts confused or something.....if we're catching these discrepancies, then I'm pretty sure that a Dr.'s office is going to.

    Good Luck

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    Sunny

    Hey, I was just wondering if u r doing ok? How did work go? I hope u r doing ok.. Keep ur chin up.
    Also katlinn,i think it was, sunny corrected her post, a few post back she put the wrong amount on the first post she put down 30 but she got 60.She was in painn and hit wrong button.

    Sunny im still praying for u... keep us posted sweetie

     
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