The doctor is excellent; he is not a candy doctor and the pharmacist here in Tampa are aware of that. The pharmacies are limited as to how many Oxycodone, Methadone and Diludid they are allowed to get each month regardless of how many their customers need ... therefore they will not take new patients and when your normal pharmacy is out you are screwed. i contacted RightSourceRX which is our insurance companies mail order pharmacy and they will only fill a script
for 90 days NOT 30 days and although they have Oxycodone 30 mgs and are willing to fill a 90 day supply my dad's pm doctor will not authorize it even knowing the extreme difficulty obtaining this medication.
As for the Diludid the pharmacist let me know I will not have any better luck filling that than the Oxycodone or Methadone because when the Oxycodone got so hard to get patients were switched to Methadone and Diludid. I just cannot believe that a person can take their animal down to the humane society and they will gladly put it out of it's misery but human beings are forced to suffer while animals are given mercy and compassion..... (edited) It is so hard to sit and watch someone you love lie in bed and then stand up and watch TV and then sit in a chair and then walk the floors and then get back in bed and the cycle continues for hours upon hours because my dads condition prevents him from lying, sitting, standing, or walking for anymore than a couple of minutes without being in horrible pain. Now the DEA wants to stop legitimate patients from obtaining their medications.
I've been to every pharmacy big and small in Tampa, Brandon, Plant City, Northdale, Carrollwood, Town N Country, Valrico and they all tell me the same story about
having reached their monthly quota. Those are all in the same county.
This month I had to get my dad 4 bottles of rum and my dad is a recovering alcoholic and he was doing so good under the care of a pain management doctor until he could not longer obtain the medication. At least the medication does not make him a "mean drunk" so I'm suffering a great deal myself having to live with my dad when he is in such horrible pain that he is willing to start drinking again if it will ease his pain.
The government acts as if alchol is safe LOL that should have been made illegal years ago and it could have saved many lives ... look at all the people that drink and drive? Look at the people that get drunk and pull a gun on someone and kill them? But alcohol is legal and you can get it on any street corner. There is something very wrong with this picture.
I was so happy to see the DEA crack down on pill mills and candy doctors and set up the state wide database to stop doctor shopping and I believed this was the answer to Florida's problem with pain medication but they did not even give it a chance to see if all that was enough to make a difference but instead went ahead and decided to make it all illegal so that people will go back on heroin as a form of pain relief, go back to alcohol as a form of pain relief.
It just makes me sicker than I already am. I suffer from my own health and mental illnesses and taking care of my dad is really tough... (edited)
Just when I got my dad to let me manage his medications and give them to him daily because of his dementia and forgetting he took them and taking them again and he'd been doing really good. He only gets 196 Methadone and 112 Oxycodone and 28 Somas a month and it's not like he got that amount from his first visit ... he's been going to pain management since 1994 and your body builds up a tolerance to the medication and requires more.
My dad passes all his drug tests, sees his doctor every 28 days and does everything they ask him to do and still they find a way to punish those that truly need pain medication just to have some quality of life.
My dad's pm appt is next week and i will be handing them back the Oxycodone script
that could not be filled and once again ask if he will contact RightSourceRX with a 90 day supply of Oxycodone and then get out there and hit every pharmacy in town looking for the Methaone and if it's as bad this next time as this time was I think I will just be done with it. My dad will have to go in a nursing home. They made my dad sign a paper stating he would not buy or trade or borrow his medications and he signed it and he has not done any of that but they are the ones that force people to do those things because they go out of their way to make your life so difficult you are forced to find another way to find some measure of comfort. Edited - Please look at our forum rules. While we understand your frustrations, we cannot discuss certain things here on the board, including self-harm; politics; etc.
Post Edited By Moderator (Momto8kids) : 5/26/2012 7:53:17 PM (GMT-6)