Want to let you know neither my doctor or pharmacy caught the 3 daily meds for pain topamax 50, flexeril 10, lyrica 100 & 300 all daily were on the serious warning for respiratory distress. My doctor just said I had copd. I worked until the accident in the insurance industry in several capacities and trusted the fail safe systems. I know sit in a hospital for 10 days and counting with bacterial pneumonia and moved to this state to grief for the loss of my husband and be close to my only child and grandkids..now I need care and only met the new doctor because I was assigned him after the ambulance ride from a clinic.I feel hurt and let down by the doctors that were overseeing my case. Even sleep apnea and hypothyroidism are on the list to check before prescribing... I have both. I also want to add that I was on cipro while in for bronchitis and when my patch came off, so did a deep patch of skin that burned a whole in my upper chest and took 2 months of daily home nursing care to pack and dress the wound. Help yourself and thank goodness I found this website, so my doctor has a place to start.
Been on Butrans 20 for over 2 years now hospitalized due to drug interactions not caught, pls help!?
- 25 Oct 2014 by MI Bonnie
- 25 October 2014
- flexeril, lyrica, topamax, pain, respiratory distress syndrome, chronic pain, interaction, pharmacy, butrans, doctor, drug interaction
You can introduce him to the interaction checker. As a nurse the first thing I do when someone complains of something is ask what meds they are on. Drs can't know everything and the failsafe for meds is your pharmacy and a nurse if she's involved in your care. The pharmacist should have picked up the interaction.
Wow. so sorry to hear that, and so sorry our health "care" system is failing us so, and it's only going to get worse. I've had similar experiences myself. Just hang on to this new Dr, be sure you inform of all the mishaps, but, as hard as this advice may be to take, refrain from criticizing the other Dr. Doctors are a brotherhood (or sisterhood) and they do not always respond well when the get another Dr's disgruntled patient, even in a case like yours.
Even though your hospitalization makes the neglect obvious, best to just be positive when developing the new relationship, or you may possibly risk damaging the new relationship before it begins.
Again, I know that's probably counter-intuitive, but it's factual and will help you in the long run.
You have friends here. Keep us posted.
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