my doctor was called away for some emergency and doctors filling in for him will not prescribe narcotic medication. i have been to three er's, called numerous pain management facilities and no help. er gave me two duragesic patches and told me to follow up with my doctor who so far has been gone for three weeks and still no news when he will return. pain management clinics tell me it will be a week or longer before they can see me and then cannot prescribe medication on first visit. i have post polio neuropathy, chronic back pain from auto accident, osteo arthritis and curvature of the spine, i feel like i am dying from the pain. they did offer to stick me in the mental ward to help with pain until whenever my doctor returns. i have two 80 mg oxys left because when i called the thurs. before my meds ran out on mon. for an appt. they informed me he was out. got a list from pharmacy for past six months to show physician filling in i only go to one doctor, one pharmacy and same time each month. he write ne a script instead for my blood pressure patch. so i sit and cry and hurt. i'm a heart patient which they all are aware of and i have been told i cannot just stop taking my medication yet no one will help me.