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Robh22
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   Posted 8/8/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay...so I go to a new doctor..as my last one was ripping off my insurance..and put me through hell. After MORE xray's, he decides he also wants to do an MRI of my hip..an EMG(?), PT and more stuff. I figure okay, lets give it a try. Maybe he knows whats what. My other doctor was giving me Percocet 10/325. Now that did take the edge off the pain so i could actually do things during the day, (light cleaning up around here, cook and actually get a few hours sleep at night or when I could). This new doctor gave me Percocet 2 1/2 /325. I went to over 8 different drug stores, no one had it. They all said the same thing, thats the lowest dose that can be given and no doctor perscribes it. So after the 8 stores, I was getting very angry as it hurts me to sit in the car and drive around that long. I call the doctor back and asked if he could just switch it to something else that I would be able to get. He told me 'no' and I had to keep looking for drug stores until I found one that  had it. Needless to say I was furious, so I called my neurologist and told her what he did...she gave me Hydrocodone 7.5-750 TAMCK, whatever that is. Anyway it seems to help.
 
Time to call the doc in the city and make an appointment with him. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired of being treated like crap by these doctors. mad

Keah
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   Posted 8/8/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
TJ - Wow, I'm so sorry. I can't believe they'd suddenly try to drop you down by such a large amoutn and then to refuse to script something you could actually find at a pharmacy??? How ridiculous!

The hydrocodone is the generic for Vicodin ES. I'm glad it's helping and hope that the next Doc you try willbe one who can really help you find relief.


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TDoern
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   Posted 8/8/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
TJ22 - what the pain doctor I am going to says is that the vicodin (what your taking's name brand name) is like percocet with refills. I love the refill fact, but this stuff does not really help me much.

The only advice that I can give you is to make sure to not drop off that script anywhere and ask your neurologist what you should do. Getting pain medicine scripts from more than one place can cause BIG problems. I would assume that you would need to turn the script back in to the original doctor so that you can prove you never used it. The only thing that I can say in your new doctors defense is that if this was your first visit, and all he had was the xrays, you might want to consider yourself lucky he wrote you a pain medication at all. Some will not write it out for new patients at all.
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Robh22
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   Posted 8/9/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the support guys :) I'm sorry for being so cranky, it's just that I am sick to death of being treated so horribly. It amazes me to no end. :/ That doc that gave me the script I couldn't fill anywhere, he had my MRI reports, new xrays and all the reports from the other tests. I wound up just ripping up the script he gave me since it was useless to begin with and my neurologist gave me pain meds.
 
 

Figurinitout
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   Posted 8/9/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   

I know how you feel. Looking back on things it is amazing how much money we spend and all the time we waste... for nothing....

 

in my case if the doctors would have handled my cases properly from the get go, things would be alot different today.

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