I didn't know that I wasn't allow to get meds from my family doctor when being treated by a pain doctor so the pharmacy called my pain doctor and told him I was trying to get more meds. Will I get into trouble for this.I am totally embarrassed. Please help
Actually you could get into a lot of trouble and lose your pain doctor so you need to call them ASAP, tell them you didn't realize that you had done anything wrong, be willing to go in to see your pain doctor taking the prescribed meds from the other doctor with you along with your regular meds from the pain doctor showing you are not abusing them.
As long as you are willing to show that now you have realized this was a mistake and see your pain doctor for the help, that may save you from losing this pm doctor.
Be proactive now that you do know. Admit you made an honest mistake and go from there. The reason they do this is because of all the junkies/abusers who doctor shop. It doesn't look good if you get any pain medication from another doctor without your pm doctor's okay first even at the hospital/ER.
I'm sure this is something you agreed to if you signed a pain contract and I believe you didn't know and are now trying to handle this the right way.
I hope my advice helps you
One hundred percent of all pain management doctors are mandated by federal regulations to require their patients to read, sign and understand the rules for chronic pain treatment, among them being what is one of the top rules which is you will not get any medicine from your primary care doctor, or any other physician, for any controlled drugs, i.e., pain medications in the narcotic family.
If you do, you must report it immediately, or the penalty is indeed total loss of pain management. Pain management doctors have a very strict set of rules and regulations to follow, and for the sake of their job, they must do this exactly as specified. Not allowing a patient to receive pain medicine from another doctor protects the doctor(s), as well as the patient; who risks an overdose by taking more medicine than that prescribed by pain management, so this is for your benefit also.
Hopefully, you have not signed a pain management agreement, or your doctors will forgive one error, if this is the one and only time you have got pain meds from another doctor. If it isn't, you may lose your help. My own pain management doctors would drop me immediately if I was getting medicine from another doctor unless it was an emergency room situation, and more medicine was required for a medical emergency.
I wish you the best.
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