PAlady I seem to be always posting behind you...lol
TB I just had my second official PM appointment. I brought my pills with and pee'd in a cup and came up positive for Oxy...lol Oh what a shock...LOL They did not count my pills and didn't seem to concerned when I told her I was off by one day. On a rare occasion I take an extra at 2 am for extreme pain with my kidneys and bladder. With having nerve damage some reason at night when my bladder gets full the pain hits 100x stronger and 200x stronger as soon as I release my bladder.
the pain in the early AM she put me on a 24 hour time released pain med along with my 4 perc 10/325's. With option of an increase with the 24 time release med.
You doctor should work with you and tweak and peak your meds for up to 6 months before they release you to every three months. At least thats how the pain group is where I go to in Nashville. How they set up my appt for refills is 2 - 4 days before you monthly script
is up. My doctor told me that how they do it so if you need one or two more pills a month they will be available for you to take. My doctor also starts the countdown for your next appt based on the day you come in within 24 hours give or take. I really didn't understand to well, she then explained that if I were abusing I would be out long before my appt and I would come up negative on the test.
I was also confused on all the in and outs so I just wrote down all my questions and asked her. I was very upfront and she was also and it ended up being a very informative and helpful appointment.
You might want to approach her on a few of your questions.
I hope something in this post you might find helpful.
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all