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Okay so I have had a long and scary history with pills.I have gone on and off them when I cannot get them.This year has been my undoing.I have no idea what to do now.

I have had some health problems, mainly with my teeth.I need a lot of work done on them.The other problem I have is pelvic pain.My primary care doc RX's tylenol 2's every couple months or so.The problem? Everything is overlapping now and I am scared.

My dentist has been super good with the pain pills from day 1.I thought I was ok..I really did.At first it was tylenol 3's and then after my root canal appt she gave me both percs an tylenol 3's.Mostly she has offered them or just given them to me.I rarely have to ask.

I saw my primary 2 weeks ago and he gave me a script for tylenol 2's.I am going to see a specialist for pelvic pain also.
I woke up the other day with a sinus problem, my face was all swollen and I knew it was my tooth.I went to see the dentist and she put me on antibiotics.I was almost crying from the pain.

I asked her for a weak painkiller and she started in on how the drugs are addicting and she is becoming very concerned that I am taking so many, when my last refill was etc.I told her it was OK I would make due with tylenol.She said it wouldn't help and gave me tylenol 3's, I stupidly filled them! Now I fear she will A) Contact my Dr to discuss my drug use OR B) I will get caught with 2 filled within 30 days which is pretty serious.

Lots of ppl say I should contact them both and tell them about the others RX's.My Dr would LOSE it if he knew how many drugs I have been on this year, of course he may already know because maybe she called.

Do you think someone would call me before they come and haul me away? Every knock on the door I am having a panic attack.Am I overthinking?
Okay BUT I think they take the whole "you cannot fill 2 scripts within 30 days for narcotics from different doctors" pretty seriously here.So that is what I am worried about.

I am not even sure my dentist can call my doctor? I had myself convinced that she did and then I am screwed.The thing is, she is a pain advocate and I was not thinking I even had a problem until she RX'ed them.

So THIS is what I think will happen.The dentist calls the Dr, the dentist tells the Dr about all the drugs I was getting (he is ant drug) THEN they realize they overlapped a couple of times and BINGO I am busted.Am I freaking for no reason?

I do not want to go get help from my MD for this, I cannot take NSAIDS and he already has "Moniter Anelgesics" on my chart, whatever that means.Over the past 6 months I have gotten maybe 1 script of tylenol 2 and 2 bottles of cough syrup...the dentist..another story.
Plus tylenol 2 and 3 dont even count. A doctor shopper would not shop for those. They would want the good stuff! I just feel for you because I know what the mind can do and I can feel how miserable you are
The problem is..nd she knows I am a slow healer.This is why I was on all these drugs in the first place,I had infection after infection and took antibiotics with the painkillers.So yes I was compliant on that level.

As for the law, it is a law where I live and it is not just for insurance.I think I was getting way ahead saying the cops would show up at my door.Maybe not,I still have nagging doubts in my mind,I am not even sure if she can call my MD and if she did, if he would talk to her.I am sure there is some privacy law for this.

I am paranoid, then I start thinking I am paranoid with good reason.I listened to her and told her that I did not think I had a problem with them.My doctor never RX's anything but tylenol 2's, dental pain is so much different.

I am really hoping that if she was going to make a fuss, she would do it right then and not give me the RX.I DID tell her tylenol is fine.For the record the Tylenol 2"s are for horrific cramps and they are still in my medicine cabinet.

My pharm tec friend keeps telling me not to worry.I paid for one with insurance and one not, because I didn't have my card.The insurance is really strict so I have overlapped before and paid cash,I am smart enough to do that.I KNOW its wrong to have 2 diff RX'e for narcotics from a Dr and a dentist in one month.I am still pretty scared.
Your dentist would not tell you she was concerned that you have a drug problem and then prescribe you tylenol 3's right then and there.
[QUOTE=Lizzie5;3397889]Your dentist would not tell you she was concerned that you have a drug problem and then prescribe you tylenol 3's right then and there.

Sorry I should clarify that said they where addictive, can cause rebound pain and she was concerned about the amount I had been taking.
A few months ago she said that I would have many RX's for painkillers because due to the vast amount of work that was to be done,I had a lot of pain in my future.Which makes me a little confused.