A few questions...
May I ask how many you take per day? Is there a reason that your Dr. does not switch you over to Oxycontin?
What have you been doing in the meantime without any medication?
And did you contact your Dr. in the first week that you couldn't find any?
Sometimes we have to tweak our medications due to costs...or shortages....
I switched from Oxycontin when I had health insurance to now taking MSContin. I use a Sams club.
Narcotics are so highly monitored and usually only prescribed every 30 days so I'm not sure how you have been able to go without medication for 3 weeks....
And the DEA and State regulators are really looking at long term prescribing of short acting medications..This tends to send up red flags. And since that medication is more highly abused (not by you...by addicts)....this is why the shortage is happening.
That is why I'm surprised that if you are taking more than two a day.....after a month....why this Dr. doesn't switch you to a long acting medication.
And hopefully you contacted your Dr. within the first few days of not being able to find this medicine. They should be able to help you find a pharmacy or switch you to a medicine that is in stock....
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