First of all, did you have a script & take more than prescribed? They won't give you another until it's time for sure. If your pain is that bad, don't wait, make another appt. with you doc, & tell him/her that the dose you are on is not controlling your pain. That's the best answer I can give you. Don't tell them you ran out or they will see you as an addict...
I'm confused as to what you mean by you run out? You say that you dont take too many and dont run out early. Do you mean what med can you try next when you cant take all you listed because you are allergic? If you dont run out of hydrocodone early then they should be able to call you in another script when you run out. Hydrocodone is a Schedule III so it can be phoned in as opposed to needing a hard copy script each time like oxycodone and morphine do. I feel so bad for people who just cant take opioids. My aunt died from breast cancer and that poor woman couldnt take anything but ibuprofen and acetaminophen and she suffered so!! All opioids made her deathly ill! Have you tried oxycodone? If you can take the hydrocodone, it is a fair bet that you can take the oxycodone. It is too bad hydrocodone doesnt have a long acting counterpart like oxycodone does.
I think the oxy works much better than the hydro. There is also a 10mg hydrocodone. It might help you a bit better than the 7.5mg. You sure you are allergic to prednisone? if they gave you prednisone and you had a reaction, it was likely some perservative or something that caused the reaction. They use prednisone to counteract allergic reactions. I thought for years that I was allergic to prednisone and a Dr told me that it is impossible. I had gotten injections of prednisone and each injection site swelled up like a big red goose egg so it was thought I was allergic to prednisone but I had a Dr who told me that it isnt possible to be allergic and I needed an epidural and was terrified but they injected the preservative free kind and I did just fine. So you are probably not allergic either. Glucocortical steroids occur naturally in the body so it is extremely rare to be allergic.
I am on a pain contract, so if U take too many... they don't care... U wait till ur next fill, So I take very good care of my meds, cuz U R labeled "Drug seeker" if U run out too soon... Dr.'s have a flip side & must... especially today with all the "blue collar workers" wanting the oxycontin... they can keep that junk as far as I'm concerned.. Shellica .
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