Need Meds in New Orleans - Help!

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   Posted 1/21/2010 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm here for the month working on a project, and I was careful to get all my daily meds before leaving the country and coming here. But for some reason I didn't think to bring enough pain meds! I don't know what to do, because I really only have enough to last me through a couple more days and I'm here for a couple more weeks.

I'm 19 years old, and I realize doctors are skeptical about prescribing opiates to new patients, especially teenagers. Insurance isn't an issue, but I'm just really at a loss.

Where should I go/ what should I do?

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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you have your doctor call a pharmacy there and prescribe a refill? It's worth a shot, especially since a lot of pharmacies are linked now. Good luck to you!
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   Posted 1/21/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor's overseas though, so that's not possible. I already asked :(

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   Posted 1/21/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Take all of your prescription medications in their containers to an urgent care facility. These are often referred to as a "doc in a box." Have a detailed written medical history also. Have a list of your doctors' names and contact phone and fax numbers. Explain your situation. Ask if he/she could call/fax your doctor and verify your medical history and medication needs. If you come across in an honest and open manner, you MIGHT find a doctor willing to prescribe enough to carry you through your stay.
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   Posted 1/21/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You also could call your drs and see if they can refer you to some one in the area you are in, this might help cut through some of the common misconceptions about pain med mis-use. They some times have connections to other dr that proof helpful. This in corrillation to what Ides said might help get you the meds that you need. I hope that you are able to find the help that you need.
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   Posted 1/22/2010 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
idea urgent care clinic. works for me, when it's bad for me 3 vicodon's . don't risk getting obstuction. I've had 3 surgeries due to ob's
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