Lucy...I know what you mean, and I have a suggestion to make. If you have a very good relationship with your Dr, Explain to him your problem about
getting your meds filled when he is either gone or that it falls on a weekend or a Holiday. It is possible fro him to give you a script
that is less than what you are taking. You can present those at the same time, even though they are for the same type of med. I was on 40mg of Oxycontin, and had just gotten them, and after 3 to 5 days had passed, I called my Dr and had him lower the dosage to 30mg. I had that script
filled immediately, and was able to do so, as long as the mg was a different amount. I'm a thinking your Dr would be willing to write you a smaller dosage of what you are taking now to get you by in an emergency situation. I always keep an extra stash as you have mentioned just for this reason, but it is for the lesser dosage. It might be possible to get a dosage that is half of what you are now taking, so that when you run out of your current med you can double the lesser dosage to get you close to what you are now taking. There may be some members that may frown on this suggestion, and they may reply to that effect. I just know what works for me, and my Dr is fully aware of my situation. I will have surgery soon, and the plan is to get me off the meds if all turns out OK. I hope it does as I hate taking these meds. Anybody who takes these type of meds for fun, is a WACKO!....in my opinion. These meds are not for recreational purposes and can be deadly if not taken correctly. I can not stress this enough! I have run into your problem myself, and have had to suffer a few days, and know full well that it is no fun to go through. Lets hope you can get something worked out. You know, I just thought of one more thing you might want to try, if you absolutely have to, and have done so myself. If you know you are going to run out and it will be a few days before you can get a refill, you might be able to cut your med in half depending on what you are taking. If you are taking Oxycontin, DO NOT DO THIS! I will still stick to my first suggestion, and share your problem with your Dr. Honesty is always the best policy, and will take you along way with your DR. I wish you luck, and hope you find a sensible solution. We are not Dr's here and you always need to follow your Dr's orders to the T!
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 1/3/2010 10:47:02 PM (GMT-7)