I have arthritis, reoccuring kidney stones, and chronic bronchitis. I took Tylenol 3 which helped but i recently went back to work and work 40-50 hours on my feel. The Tylenol wasn't helping so my Dr switched me to 7.5 Norco. Which helped but i didn't want to get to dependent so switched back to Tylenol but it didn't help. Called and told him they don't help and didn't hear back, few days later wound up in er passing a stone. Now he told me to bring back Tylenol which I have but not all of what I should, i have a big purse and a horrible habit of not closing lids and they spilled and are dissinagrated not all of them but some. Do the doctors open and count and check everyone? Should I just be honest? I tend to over think everything. My sister who is trouble said to put a similar pill and I'd rather deal with pain then jail so any advice??
Dont try to put a similar pill in, trust me they will know. Not sure why he wants you to bring them back, they are yours, you bought them but he may be worried that you might take too many which honestly it sounds like you may have since Tylenol or Norco wont "disintegrate" in your purse that fast and he is not going to buy that easily either-I have a big purse too and I have had pills fall to the bottom and stay whole for six months or more-they may look a bit dirty but they dont disintegrate. Your best policy is honesty. If you took more than you should have, you are going to have to own up to it. Just tell him you were passing a stone and you were desperate. You are going to be better off telling the truth rather than lying. They wont send you to jail but he can refuse to treat you for pain any longer especially if you signed a pain contract.
I agree with the rest; It's the same as when the doctor says to give them to the pharmacist, They want to make sure you do not have too many. Or just to verify that they don't get in trouble themselves by replacing a prescription. This kind of stuff happens way too often and we all have to protect ourselves even more so with all the new regulations that are in effect. SO YES!!! chuck1957
If the Doc said to bring in the bottle, then he very well may count them. He most likely just refer you to a pain clinic, because today most doctors are not allowed to write a bunch of narcotic prescriptions. Don't freak out, just be calm and be upfront with him. Once you are in a clinic they are really strict about taking them as prescribed and can call you in any time to check your meds. Good luck.
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