... Thanks for the replies!
I know this sounds incredibly silly and probably self-centered/entitled, but please understand that I am on the autism spectrum and any change in routine scares me and feels like a threat to my safety.
I did not ask her why the different follow-up this time. It just didn't seem appropriate. Originally, she wrote my breakthrough medication... (10 replies)
... I had a bit of an "off" appointment with the NP at my PM's office the other day, and I'm not sure if I should be worried or concerned.
They prescribe both long-acting and short-acting medication to help manage my pain. I've been going once a month for about two years.
When I saw the NP in July, she let me follow up in two months - she post-dated my long-acting script... (10 replies)
... The underlying narcotic is still hydrocodone ... ... (4 replies)
... She didn't state whether or not she is seeing two different doctors for the two different conditions, but doing what she did, is most likely the reason that the hydrocodone refill is now cancelled. Self medicating, no matter what form it may be in, is a well known no no in the world of pain management. ... (19 replies)
... week thing. I slipped up and took an extra pill a few times. Enough to where I'll be out tomorrow and can't get a refill until Tuesday. ... (12 replies)
... as well aware of it and she scheduled me for 2 months out, instead of 1. I am starting to think that you are right about the stability and meds. I am only taking hydrocodone and only a few a day, so maybe they are changing me to every other month. I'll just see how it turns out. Thank you. ... (7 replies)
... you should have had enough hydrocodone for your back pain for 42 days total. ... (19 replies)
... I am going out of town this weekend so I called them back and asked them to cancel the refill and I would take care of it when I was out of town next week. Next thing I know, I see from my records online the prescription is no long active. ... (19 replies)
... be sick or with a family emergency and probably just didn't get to it yet. I would just call the dr. office and find out if they have called in approval of the refill yet. I think there is a limit on the number of "refills" you can get for hydrocodone. ... (2 replies)
... for a refill once they're used up, they contact him, he approves, they refill. Usually all within the same day. Have been doing this for about 8 months with no issues. ... (2 replies)
... times a day and being done after 20 days and he and my ins wouldn't refill it for at least 5 days so I would not have anything for 5 days every month. Last month he gave me 15mg of oxycodone, 120 pills. ... (4 replies)
... days where it spikes, and it's for those times the hydrocodone is perfect. ... (12 replies)
... I would much rather deal with a pharmacist who is rather strict about refills. Mine considers anything earlier than 5 days before the scheduled refill to be too early. My insurance company is very flexible, but they stick to an 8 day refill policy. ... (10 replies)
... For tonsils liquid pain medications are the norm. They don't want to tax the throat by swallowing pills. My husband had his tonsils out (along with some other throat and nasal work) a few years ago and was waiting for each dose of the liquid pain meds. One night he thought he'd run out and I had to run to a 24 hour pharmacy to get his refill at around midnight when he got... (7 replies)
... of those first. Also, check and make sure no one in your house has used anything in the washer, shower, etc. that you don't know about. Also, if you just got a refill is it made by the same manufacturer? ... (4 replies)
... ped occurring when I started taking psedoephedrine. He told me when I called in that I could resume medication. I then contacted my back doctor and asked for a refill on my norco and asked about alternatives to norco that didn't have tylenol in them. He gave me the refill. ... (22 replies)
... usually insurance will refill it a couple of days early but then you have to deal with the pharmicist its up to him whether or not he will refill it even if the insurance will authorize it...my opinion your doctor seems a little afraid to prescribe pain meds i would start looking for a new doctor... ... (15 replies)
... hrs...so I was averaging at least 2 pills a day and he only gave me 12. I'm now out and was wondering how soon I could refill my medicine? ... (15 replies)
... than they have to, so they make sure any given patient is using up their "days supply" before authorizing a refill. Additionally, when the insurance kicks out a refill as "too early", it tips off the pharmacist who may otherwise not care, or catch it. ... (10 replies)
... I give them both to the pharmacy when I fill the first script. If that first script has a refill on it, I just call in the refill request. They don't use the second script until the first one is exhausted. ... (10 replies)