I think it can depend on exaclty what med you're taking and if there is a MDD. In the example you gave, you could take more than 8 pills a day if you consider taking 2 pills every 4 hours - which one would think would be on a "bad' day. But if there's a MDD then that puts a cap on it. I think it all depends on how the script
is written, and insurance companies can weigh in, too. Sometimes I've had my doctor prescribe a certain amount, but the insurance company not give the full amount because of their limitations.
I do agree with you if there's an MDD there's usually a good reason (like too many can be lethal, or at least harmful to the liver, etc.), but that may not be true in all cases because it's so variable.
I'm actually more of a hard head when it comes to taking meds as prescribed, addiction issues, etc., than I sometimes appear on the forum because things may not be written clearly in some cases. Yet in others it's quite obvious there's abuse. I hope I'm making some sense! LOL
BTW Pamela's comment about
the fire burning the factory isn't so far off base. Years ago a factory that made one of my seizure meds. was destroyed in a hurricane, and they became very limited. It was quite scary for me as aburptly discontinuing these meds would likely cause a seizure. I'm actually more concerned about
those meds than my pain meds!
Post Edited (PAlady) : 12/2/2008 2:46:05 PM (GMT-7)