My pain management group lost half it's staff and has cancelled my December appointment and rescheduled it for January 23rd, 2013. Assuming the world hasn't ended. Anyway, I just had my last visit before i realized that it wasn't just the Lunesta that caused my hallucinations, my muscle relaxer Zanaflex also reports hallucinations as a side effect. Anyway, my pain specialist refuses to prescribe something without seeing me and is going to "try" "not try" to get me in in Dec. They asked me to contact my family doctor which I did and he said he was not going to prescribe for another physician. So now I am stuck with Zanaflex which I cannot take for the next two months. I thought maybe I would go through an on-line pharmacy that has physicians there to write necessary scripts to get me through the next month and a half. I just want to make sure that someone has used them before and was successful before I waste money I don't have. Thanks!
Those sites are very expensive. They shouldn't be cancelling appts if the patient says but I need to see the dr. If he is going to do that, then he needs to take care of the problem. He knows you and what you are on, what's his problem. Its not like your asking for a controlled drug. Have you stopped taking the zanaflex, and are you still having hallucinations? Does he have a nurse you can talk to? Sometimes you can get alot more action going that route.
Yor pain management center sounds like mine. I am in the midst of having to find another pain doc-mine jumped ship along with several others. I honestly dont see the big deal, zanaflex is not an opioid. You could try going to an Urgent Care. I would call the pain practice and tell them "well if you cannot get me in then I am going to Urgent Care" That should not violate a pain contract because you are not talking about getting opioids from another source-just the muscle relaxant and they cannot leave you hanging. I cant take Zanaflex during the day either. I have what I call "waking dreams" It is like I'm awake but my mind is dreaming anyway so I guess you could class that as hallucinations. I just take them at night.
My old pain doc put me back on Soma and now that all the docs I've seen have jumped ship, the latest one I saw wont prescribe Soma so I am back to Zanaflex-at least I will sleep good, I guess. I havent filled it yet. I have been told to find another pain doc because an attorney from the DEA scared the bejesus out of my pain clinic so they are all quitting and freaking out and the docs that are left will no longer prescribe the meds I am on. So I am back to square one. I hope the DEA is proud of themselves for making legit pain patients miserable and these docs, who know better, are just laying down and taking it because they havent got the courage to do what is right (and dont want to risk being targeted by the DEA)
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