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momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/10/2012 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have my meds yet. I'm miserable. I went last Tuesday for the urine test and the blood draw. The lady said it should only be one at the most two days. I called my drs office Wednesday, Thursday and today. I got a call yesterday and the nurse told me the results were not back. Got a call today, still no results. Right before we came here to McDonalds, there was a call. Jerome had the phone in his pocket and he didn't answer it in time. They didn't leave a message, and the drs office is closed.

I could scream to the top of my lungs. I'm so angry. If it wasn't for Medicaid transportation, I wouldn't be where I am. I would have my meds and everything would be fine. I feel like calling them and telling them thanks a lot for causing this. AAAAARRRRRRGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone is having a low pain evening. Sure wish I could. This is wearing me out. :(
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 2/10/2012 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry....I can't believe that you have to go through this awful treatment!!! Most Dr.s offices will do the test and still give the prescriptions....and then IF it showed something...than deal with the person...This is just so wrong to make you go without....

And now you have the entire weekend!!!!...Do you not have any medication to take for pain?

Gosh...I am sending some big but gentle hugs to you (( ))...Wish we could do more for you...but glad you have a place to vent!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 2/10/2012 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My dear Loretta
 
So sorry to hear that you dont have any decent meds.  That stinks how you are being treated.
 
I am sending you healing warm hugs(((Loretta)))
 
Betsey

grandmaroses
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   Posted 2/11/2012 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta, I think it is totally ridiculous that you are waiting for your pain medication that you need yet others who do not need the medication gets it so easily. I'm just so bad that you are suffering so. sending you (((hugs))) its the best I can do.
Take care
Rose



Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol

straydog
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   Posted 2/11/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I am beginning to wonder if this dr is going to give you any pain medication. Sure does not sound very good. How long has it been now since you had anything for your pain, seems kind of strange the wy things are being handled. I am with Snobunny, most of them will write the script, especially if the patient has been taking the medications all along. Then if something were to show up on the drug screen the dr would deal with it later. I hope you find something out soon.

Take care....Susie
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fireflyhillary
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   Posted 2/11/2012 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
What tests are they waiting on? A drug test? I've never heard of a Dr not giving you your medication until the tests come back- what a jerk of a Dr. I am so sorry for you and hate that you are dealing with this. I wish there was something we could do to help.
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.

newname
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   Posted 2/12/2012 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I went through a similar thing recently. Not exactly the same circumstances, but close enough. My doctor just didn't show up for our appointment. And though I told his nurse (who had not yet left) that I was out of some prescriptions and needed refills, when I called the next day she informed me that my doctor wouldn't refill these medications until I actually got in to see him again, which happened to be 14 days down the road since I'd been forced to reschedule. It wasn't my fault that he called in sick the previous day, and since I'd been on the prescriptions for over a year it made no sense to me that he wouldn't simply call the pharmacy and give me enough of those medications to last for two weeks until our appointment.
 
 I had some very uncomfortable days (actually closer to a week) before feeling normal again...with the exception of being in pain. When I finally did get in to see him, it turns out that our little problem was due to his nurses failure to properly communicate to him exactly what I was asking for. At least that's his side of the story. He gave me five refills on each of the prescriptions and didn't say when he wanted to see me again.
 
Doctors shouldn't put their patients on medications like this and then suddenly refuse to refill them unless they have VERY good reasons for doing so. In your case, the doctor could have at least given you enough of these medications to last a few days until the results of the blood tests came back. To not have done so is definitely inexcusable.

Post Edited (newname) : 2/12/2012 8:37:34 AM (GMT-7)


momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/12/2012 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Last Thursday was a week since I had any pain meds. She better have those scripts tomorrow. This just isn't fair. I'm really depressed on top of the pain and I really feel irritated still. This is making where I really don't feel like myself. I take Cymbalta for depression, and it isn't working. It's been so hard. I didn't and still don't understand why I have to go without just because she wanted that stupid urine test. I know I'm a new patient to her, but I've been on the Fentanyl patch about 1 1/2 to 2 years and the oxycodone for several more years.

I find myself crying just all of a sudden. I don't want to stay home anymore because we don't have internet at home. We are at McDonalds now.

Take care everyone.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 2/12/2012 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you going in for an appt. to pick them up? Or just a drop by the office...or are these the mailed ones to you....

I would absolutely want to talk with the Dr. and sit down and see how the two of you can come up with a better plan...You follow the rules, you take the meds as prescribed...you are happy to take a urine test when asked....but are asking the reason why you have to suffer for over a week until the results come back...See what she has to say..

Your last paragraph says you are new patient to her...just in that office...or first visit all together to this place....If that is so....than that can be a reason they don't give any meds until passing the test the first time.....Because so many people come straight off the street or Dr. shopping and want meds the first visit...

Obviously this is not you!!...I'm just thinking that it may be protocol for a new Dr./Patient for no narcotics.....but that still should be worked out between your old Dr. and new one showing you would be without for a few days and they should at least cover that time...

Ugh...it's all a mess...sorry:(
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

tmjpain
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   Posted 2/12/2012 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
There is no reason to not get the urine test that same day. It doesn't take a week, guaranteed.
I would be going to that office tomorrow and staying there until you see that doc.
That is terrible to be treated that way.
You must be in terrible withdrawls Loretta. I am sorry you are having to go thru all this again.
Why are you not able to get your internet yet? sorry i can't remember why you lost it?
 
Take care
suzane

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 2/12/2012 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Suzane...Just FYI...I know that my PM Dr. sends his out to a lab in CA...I live in VA......they get the results in about 3 days....

The sophisticated labs usually require a few days....but they are SO much more reliable as they have the newest technology...The older kind is just the dipstick one...That is still done by some Dr.s but they can easily have errors...

So...there is still no way that it should be taking this long for her...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Lindaloo
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   Posted 2/13/2012 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Loretta,
 
I cannot fathom the idiocy of what you are experiencing at this time, feeling the pain that you should not been feeling.  My heart aches for you.
 
I agree with the person who posted that you should go to the dr's. office and wait until you saw him for the day and get this straightened out.  They will take care of you, I am sure, especially if you get louder in the waiting room as the day progresses.  But, I think you will be able to remain a lady none the less.  It's better than going through one more day of pain without medication.  You have to take matters into your own hands now and ask to speak to the dr for a moment or two, to straighten out your situation.
 
Meanwhile, I will continue to pray for you and look for your comment indicating that your problem has been solved.  Please Please Please help Loretta through this most difficult time, Lord.
 
Linda
Believe in yourself. Be kind to fellow humans and animals. Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.

And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help. I will be there.



Linda

Blessedx8
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   Posted 2/14/2012 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Loretta,

How are you doing? Any word on your medication? You already know what I would do... so I won't repeat it, lol... but I'm hoping and praying that you have your meds or are getting them today.

I would just really encourage you to speak to this doctor - especially w/ she being a new doc for you - and figure out a "plan" so that you don't go through this again. Let her know about the transportation issue... and ask her what to do if that happens.

Beyond just being miserable in pain, it's terrible for your body to just be dropped from a medication that it's used to. I know you've gone through this several times - and I can imagine your frustration. That's why I would be really direct w/ your doctor... and try to develop a "back up" plan for times where there are issues.

For instance, with my PM - there are times where I'm too sick w/ my other health issues/hospitalized/etc. to come in for my monthly med visit. On those months, he will let my husband come pick up my scripts. He knows that I only do this if I really need to and that I make sure to follow up w/ him as soon as I'm better. I know this is a new doctor and it may take some time to develop a relationship w/ her - but, again, going w/out your medications is just unacceptable.

I pray that you get your medications soon, Loretta. Please let us know how you are doing when you can.

Much love, Tina

di43
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   Posted 2/14/2012 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta

I`m so so sorry to hear about what you`re going through. I agree you should go into the doctor if you haven`t already and wait until they see you.
I`m thinking of you and praying things will work out asap for you.

Hugs, Di xxxx

momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/14/2012 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone I finally have my scripts waiting for me to pick up tomorrow at the office tomorrow. I called around noon and nothing had been done. I was so so angry. I called again about 15 till four and the lady that answeered said she would take the note that I called back to the doctor instead of sending it back in the computer. She made sure of my phone number and said someone would call me back. A nurse called me about 30 minutes later asking which meds and why I wasn't seeing a pm dr. I told her why. She said she would talk to the dr and get back to me. Around 5pm she called back and said I could pick the scripts up tomorrow.

Since medicaid transportation is the reason that I had to change drs to begin with, I called and said I had an appointment at 2pm tomorrow and I needed to schedule a pickup. I sleep late is why I told them in the afternoon.

The new dr. won't prescribe the meds for me from now on like my other pcp, so I have to call my insurance company and find a pm dr and my dr will do a referral. That's ok with me. I don't mind having a pm dr, so hopefully this doesn't happen again.

I hope you're all having a low pain evening. Take care. I'm so relieved.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 2/14/2012 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that they FINALLY go this done...

I think finding a PM Dr. will be a huge difference...When checking around...asking if they work with their patients to find a comprehensive plan that includes all modalites...

You don't want one that only pushes meds/pain pump....and on the other end one that only does injections...

Many states are requiring non PM Dr.s to take extra classes and get special licensing to prescribe narcotics long term...So that is why many Dr.s are phasing this out of their own practice as they don't want the extra hassle...I actually think it's good in one way as you want a Dr. who is most experienced in managing pain and knowing medicine as their speciality...

It's just so sad that your Dr. now is treating you so horribly....

Gosh...I wish everyone lived near me as I am incredibly blessed to have such a fantastic Dr...He just yesterday said to come back in a few times a week if I want to do acupuncture and he will do this FREE of charge as I don't have insurance...He also writes off my yearly urine drug test as it costs over a thousand dollars!....And then only charges me $75 every 3 months for my visit....

I will be praying that you can find someone great..

Relief tomorrow for you...YEA!!!!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 2/14/2012 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Loretta, I'm so sorry for how you've been messed around my friend, and so very glad to hear that you're finally being referred to a PM. I hope it makes the world of difference to you.

Hang in there x

Laura
Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum

Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.

Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump

Heather Lynn
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   Posted 2/16/2012 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Loretta, I just read this thread and am so relieved you finally got an answer and some scripts. What a mess! I am glad you will be getting a PM, they are more organized and know how to manage people who take these meds regularly.

Hugs and thoughts headed your way.

Heather
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma
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