Hello everyone...I have something on my mind that I'm sure y'all can help me out with. For the past few years, my PCP has been scripting pain meds for my DDD/back pain. She finally referred me to PM and I have my 1st appointment on Aug 29, almost a month away.
My PCP has me on hydrocodone 10/650 3x day and my next refill is due on the 15th....which brings me to my question. First of all, since she has referred me to a PM doc, I'm not even certain she will approve the refill (I have been calling in every month to the pharmacy and she authorizes it, no problem...and I have never tried to refill early.) Secondly, I get a months supply of 90 pills but should still have about 2 weeks worth left when I go into see the pain management doc.
The PM office told me to bring all my meds with me. My current rx is no longer covering my pain, and thus the reason for the PM referral, but what I'm getting at is...since I will have around 2 weeks left of hydrocodone (and this is only if my PCP does approve the refill), do you think it would be best if I just not try and get that refill on the 15th? Will it complicate matters by having this supply of pain meds from my PCP?
Yes, I will definitely be in some increased pain without them, but I've done it before and I made it, painful as it was. Or do you think it will not be a problem by having the meds? Maybe I am making too much of this...it's still 2 weeks away from the refill day, but just trying to sort everything out. When a PM doctor writes a script for something new, what happens with the existing pills? Do they dispose of them? Or do they just tell me to finish them, THEN they will write me a new rx for something different?
Sorry if this question seems all over the place. I guess what I'm really asking is will I just be delaying my new treatment by refilling my current meds on the 15th? I do hope everyone is having a low pain day today. This Texas heat is killing me. 110 in the shade today
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me!
(edited for easier reading) Thanks! SE
Post Edited By Moderator (Screaming Eagle) : 8/3/2011 7:53:46 AM (GMT-6)