I have been on Lyrica for at least 5yrs 150mg 3 times daily for diabetic nueorpathy, I carry ALL my meds in a lunch cooler which I accidentally left in a restaurant, when I went back it wasn't there , so now I'm having to do without my meds my meds for 3 wks, its been 5 days and I feel Awful someone told me it was Lyrica withdrawl!!!
What can I do about Lyrica withdrawl,if suddenly I run out because of theft of Meds?
Question posted by jerry propst on 11 May 2013
Last updated on 14 May 2013
Yes, it usually takes a police report but then it is up to the discretion of the Dr as to whether or not he wants to replace them. If you have never ran out early or had theft problems before, he will likely have no problem replacing them but as was mentioned in another post, you may have to pay out of pocket for them. It is very important to guard your medication supply and NEVER a good idea to carry around your full supply of any one medication. Get yourself a pill box with just enough meds for what you will need while you are out in case something happens and they are lost that you dont lose your full supply. It is also good to keep your home supply in a locked box or at least stored in a place not frequented by others. Places like the bathroom cabinet are a bad place because people who come to your home are closed up in the bathroom alone and many drug seekers will know that people keep medications there and they will look and steal your medicines.
The kitchen is not a good place either because of heat and moisture from cooking. I keep mine hidden in an area of the house that no one ever goes and I keep them well out of sight. I only carry enough with me that I will need for the time that I am out of the home.
In addition to making a police report, call both your pharmacy & insurance company. I had schedule 2 meds taken from me and both meds were replaced because I followed the proper protocol for MA.
Finally, if you have been using the same pharmacy for 5yrs most likely they will give you a couple of days of Lyrica til the insurance company fills out the proper paper work.
Best of luck.
Goto the police and make a theft report. Take it to your doctor and they will give you another script. Only problem your insurance may not pay for theft, so you may have to pay out of pocket.
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