Chronie there are a few things that you can do to make sure you dont have to suffer any W/Ds from not getting your meds on time and one it to make sure you schedule your appointment on a day or so before it is actually due and make sure before leaving the office that it is written correctly and for the right amount and that coincides with the numbers on the side of the script along with the correct dose and how you should take it,make sure it is signed by the Doc and if all this is correct prior to leaving the Docs you should have no more problems like that.
I dont know why the script would be expired if you go in each month to get it and this is policy as well as the law with morphine as they cannot write refills for this med. Also find a drug store that can assure you that they will have the med in stock each month for you and make sure before they fill any of it that they have the entire amount on hand since if you fill it and they only have part of it and they cannot come thru with the rest within 72 hours you lose the origional script and this may be where you come up with expired scripts as partial fills on morphine voids the origional remaining amounts and a new script has to be written for the amount you didnt not get.
It is your job to assure that you have done everything you can do to assure that your meds are filled in a timely manner prior to running out each month and if your doing all the right thngs and the drugstore is causing this to happen you need to find another one and if the Doc is causing it you need to have a heart to heart with him about his getting it right and if the office staff is causing it then you need to make him aware of it.
By no means should you have to run out ofmeds every single month and due to someone else's neglect.
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