I have pain management for 2 compression fractures in my spine along with a permanent broken bone in my hand. I am prescribed 2-3 10mg Percocet a day. I recently just broke my thumb and I had to take extra the last few days for obvious reasons, they will not give an early refill (only a few days) or issue a small amount to help with the additional pain I'm dealing with. They essentially told me to just deal with the pain. Is this standard protocol with a narcotics agreement?
It's one of those issues of how empathetic the doctor is.
He will be afraid that you will "like" the increased amount and won't want to go back down.
Now as a fellow pain person I understand that we don't "enjoy" these meds because we don't get any euphoric effects.
It's how you can tell a person really does have significant pain.
Did you tell him you took more pills than ordered?
Don't ever do that because it gives them reason to discharge you for non-compliance. It will be charted that way and it may be difficult to get another doctor to take you on for pain meds.
This includes the dentist or the emergency room upon discharge. In this case, call him and tell him you went to the ER and this is what he wants you to have. He has to approve it.
Shane11, and Windchime, I just want to say be very careful, I have a friend that went to the er and filled like 20 Vicodin and his pain management doctor even that was told by the E.R. doctor what he was giving him cut his contract and fired him as a patient. Some of these people are a pain in the rear. They thing because we are already taking Percocet and something else happens that the same Percocet well cover you. And more so that Shane talked to the doctor already and the doc pretty much said suck it up. I don't agree and also have my own contract. But you could still do some serious damage to your existing contract they well point out the part where we well not get any other medication from any doctor blah blah blah. THIS WHOLE THING WORRIES ME.this is happening way too much. your friend I hope
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