I am glad that you are feeling better, I must admit, I was more than a little rattled by your post, of your treatment in the ER! I thought it best if I bite my tongue and not say anything, but for similiar reasons I will not go to an ER! While you are drawing, will you sketch a picture for me, what medium is your favorite? I use to do allot of drawing, and sculpture, but I have such a difficult time holding my arms out for any length of time now, and my hands just don't work quite right, and then the spasms set in, so I no longer do it. I have a hard enough time just typing on the computer, that is why I am so slow at typing my replies!.
I do think I will pass on your idea of taking a hiatus from my pain meds, a couple of 2 or 3 times over the years I have missed my dose of Oxycontin, and within 8 hours, I am beside myself in pain, it goes completely off the chart! And my Oxycontin is not that high of a dose, only take 40mg's every 12 hours, but if I miss one, as I said within 8 hours, it is unbearble, at 6 or 7 hours, I know something is not right, but by 8 it is so bad! WOW, and taking a Percocet right then, does little to help, taking two helps a bit, but it still takes around 45 minutes to feel the pain ease-up! And as you know, even 45 minutes can seem like a life time, when you are in excruciating pain! I do hope that you can get something worked out with your pharmacy so you won't have to be in this situation ever again.
Good Luck to You
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disability!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV