my doctor told me he cannot replace the lost prescriptions its the law??? I have never had any problems with my prescriptions since I was prescribed this medication. what do I need to do to have my doctor rewrite these prescriptions for me???
The only way you could possibly get a new prescription for the month would be to call the police and have them fill out a lost/stolen prescription report. When that is done, you can contact your doctor and let them know you filled out a police report and then they may be willing to prescribe you a new prescription. Hope this helps!
Hi there and welcome to DC. Honestly, I would retrace my steps from time of prescription pickup to the point you realized you didn't have the bag. I hear your panic and anxiety over this. However, instead of trying to figure out how to get a knew script... put your energy into finding it in the place you last had it. Never a better time to pray to St. Anthony... you never know until you ask... Stop yourself from panicking, if you can and focus your energies in visualizing your steps. It may not be lost at all; it could still be right where you left it.
I don't know the laws in your state, but usually if a prescription is lost it takes a lot of paperwork by the doctor and the pharmacy to get it refilled. Then if you have insurance you're asking for a lot more hoops to jump through. The two answers before mine are really good, first do the retracing, check everywhere in your car, house, everywhere. If you've exhausted all those measures then I guess the only thing you can do is what the gentleman said before me and file a police report. Although, honestly, this still doesn't mean your doctor has to write you a new script, it's just documentation showing your doctor and the police you're "not safe enough with your meds." I'm not saying that, we all lose stuff, but that's what it might look like. Just try your hardest to find it, and most likely it'll pop up if you don't stress about it too much. Best of luck.
First of all, was the prescription filled and you lost the bottle or did you lose the paper prescription. My Drs have this same policy and as previously posted, it is difficult to get around this. Your best bet would be to file a lost/stolen report with the police. This will at least show the Dr that you are serious and that you are not trying to pull a fast one. Too many people have used this excuse to get double prescriptions and/or to divert so it is just legally dangerous for Drs but things can happen on occasion. Either way, be prepared for your doc to watch you closely. I had a situation with a previous pain doc where a weeks worth of medications got wet in a mediset and melted together in one big puddle. I had gone on a trip and put a nasal spray bottle in the same plastic bag with my meds and through the mountains with altitude changes the nasal spray leaked and wet all that weeks meds.
I explained to my then doc what happened and he did refill them but he never did trust me very well after that. He is no longer my doctor and I have a much more understanding doctor now (of course I havent had anything like that happen yet so I cant really say how he will be in that event) If you lost the paper, I would tear apart the place, retrace your steps looking for it. If your state has a prescription monitoring program, you might see if a pharmacist can look up to see if the script was filled past the one you last filled. If yes, then you know someone found it and illegally filled it and in that event you will definitely need to file a police report. If this is your first time for any kind of filling early or loss, after filing a report your doc may go ahead and replace it but he really doesnt have to. Many of my Drs have written in their paperwork you sign that if you lose a controlled script, it cannot be replaced for any reason. It is going to be tough and I feel for you!
Bmpower- I keep all of my medications in a small safe hidden in my room. It has really helped me to know exactly where my meds are at all times. I also do not tell ANYONE what meds I take or where they are. I hope that you find your pill bottle soon. Kay
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