Just wondering what the hell is going on at my local (still a chain) pharmacy. I have a broken neck, c4,5,6,7. lucky to be able to walk. Back in the day (2004) doc put me on oxycontin, made it up to 3-40's a day and 3-10s for break through pain. I have come to realize doc didnt know best, after turning into what most would consider dependant upon them, and i home detoxed for 3 months. THAT WAS FUN! I waited 6 months to see what my body felt like without meds. As I figured I was functioning past my true capabilities and possible hurting myself more. I did realize I did need something, but never ever will I detox from ocycodone again, so I got vicoden(hydro). doc is happy and fine with it. actually proud of me. In past I got C2 scripts filled no problem, even if last script written from doc was a week early. Now C3 I somehow got "flagged", which i dont even know what the heck that means. My doc is in another state,because he is my bwc doc( Left the state after a tramatic assult), so when I saw him he gave me script, i took it in and filled at walgreens, now that a refill is due, i had it transfered to my new state yesterday. I call to see if all went well & when to pick up, and pharmacist sternly told me it could not be picked up until the morning i was out. What? Honestly, before I got off oxy, maybe things did get a little screwy, but not like that! Filling early from doc office, because script was due every month,but nothin big.(I think) What has walgreens now told my home pharmacy? does it stay forever? and really now? after i took myself off oxycontin ? what may it trigger? past dependent behavior comes in now? doesnt pharmacist see the script went down? Isnt that what all want? and wake up in morning after im out to get script? but I really dont want to rattle the trees of the gods, who the hell knows what they may unleash on me. one more piece of info, oxy doc was ortho, hydro doc is pcp. pcp had no dealing with my years of oxy. what to do? what to say? leave it be? just seems odd to get out of bed early in am, drive 45 mins, to get am meds. day due seems like a bit of a power trip on pharmacist part. is walgreens allowed to bad mouth me to everyone they come in contact with?
It could be due to the out of state transfer from an out of state Dr that has their hackles raised, plus they see a new Drs name with a different opioid script. Believe it or not hydrocodone is probably abused more than oxy so that may be why they are giving you a hard time with the hydro along with the fact that it is a different Dr and was transfered from out of state. That will raise some red flags with them. You may just have to play the game with them until they see you are not Dr shopping. It is unfair, I know, but things seem to be getting worse as this war on prescription drug abuse goes forward. Unfortunately it is us, the legit pain patients, who get to suffer most!
hello again, seems to me that fentanyl post was taken down, does it show on yours? not mine.
you seem like someone who is trying to live a life of balance. after getting on meds, over time, i started to feel like a junkie, not wanting to go anywhere, do anything, unable to travel because of meds refills. I have now found a good place to be. off almost everything. if i have to take pain pill now its 1 b4 pain sets in, like feeling a headache come on, it can kick back the pain without wanting to "sit & veg". I found i hurt no more and most days less than when I was high doeses of meds. Have you heard of OIH, opioid induced hyperalgesia? I found out what I somewhat always thought but couldnt believe, long term use of opioids can & do cause pain. Mine was mostly in legs. In previous posts you said you got to fairly high meds too? did you find that your pain over time was just as bad if not worse than orginal pain? did cutting bad or getting off help you? just wondering
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