I'm just saying that you need to let the new Dr. know that you are seeing another Dr. and have a prescript
ion that is for Hydros that is ready to picked up by Friday...
If you decide with the new Dr. that you are going to only see them and they are going to prescribe an opiate for you....then ask the Dr. to contact your old Dr. and say to cancel that prescript
ion so that you are cleared from having two opiate prescript
ions at the same time.
The key is making sure BOTH Drs. know about
And just FYI...but the Duragesic patches that Kate mentioned have the medication Fentanyl in them. That is THE strongest narcotic there is...So...I would absolutely not ask this new Dr. about
this medication....or any for that matter....Having only been on Hydrocodone....it's extremely unlikely any Dr. would move to you this medication.
The purpose of seeing a Dr. that you trust is to tell them about
your pain. What you can and can't do because of it. What type of pain it is...etc. And then let the Dr. decide on what type of medication you should take. Obviously you can tell what you have taken before.....but a patient should really never request or ask for a specific narcotic..
And yes...it's a bit more complicated with more strict laws/guidelines with dealing with opiates....But it's really about
having a good Dr. who works with you. And just making sure on your end you follow the prescript
ion exactly as it's written...
With your new Dr...if they prescribe an opiate..I would make sure you go over the directions very carefully with him/her to see what the maximum amount you are allowed to take per day. And how long the prescript
ion should last. As I mentioned earilier....most prescript
ions are meant to last for 30 days....
Feel free to ask more questions....Obviously none of us are Drs....and just giving our thoughts/suggestions based on our journey with chronic pain...
Hope you can enjoy your weekend:)
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