do you like suffering in pain , I'm sick of it.
broken neck - 0.0% - 0 votes
cervical fused - 50.0% - 2 votes
two rods and a plate in my neck, fill like a machine - 0.0% - 0 votes
how do I spell relief , can you fill these please. - 50.0% - 2 votes
Posted 9/19/2013 3:57 PM (GMT -7)
I broke my neck in October 21, 2010 have two rods and a plate in my neck with my cervical fused along with a brain injury , I'm just tired of being in constant pain when a Pharmacy took 60 pain pills from me I even showed them my scar , how do you expain pain you can't.and living in Florida dosnt help from all the pil mills , it just sucks the people that need pain meds have to deal with so much crap.
Post Edited By Moderator (nvrthesame98) : 9/19/2013 5:40:26 PM (GMT-6)
Posted 9/19/2013 4:10 PM (GMT -7)
If anyone else lives in Florida you should no about the Pharmacy how the deal with pain medication or let me just say oxycodone now you understand.
Posted 9/19/2013 4:35 PM (GMT -7)
Welcome JC, to HW.
Im sorry you've had so much happen to you and your in such pain.
Im guessing your probably young as well? Not that you feel less pain just people expect you too!
I live in the Daytona area actually and understand your frustrations over the pharmacys and you know what? They're not done with us yet. Last week another ruling was voted in effecting the labeling and dropping "moderate " pain from scheduled meds. Unfortunately we're going to continue to pay for the lack of action early out on the pill mills and drug abusers. It will get worse no doubt more changes will come.
Its vitally important that we pain patients follow the straight and narrow. We have to stand trustworthy and give them indication of any sorts of being "off ". No early refills, no meds from anywhere else, clean drops, everything your contract asks. That is the only thing that separates us from them JC. Well and this insidious pain!! Lol
Please dont think im indicating you've done anything wrong as I jump the same hoops on the same court.
If I may ask why did the pharmacy keep your meds? Or are you talking about the limit on how many you can fill?
Looking forward to talking to you.
Posted 9/19/2013 4:41 PM (GMT -7)
PS, JC I gave your post a heading as many assume it may be spam and wont welcome you.
Posted 9/19/2013 5:34 PM (GMT -7)
52 isn't.young too me I woud have rather died in my auto accident ten too constantly suffer.
Posted 9/19/2013 6:26 PM (GMT -7)
Hello JC & welcome to the chronic pain forum. So sorry to read that you are having difficulty but this is what we see a lot out of folks in Florida. We can thank the war on drugs for this misery as they are not concerned with much except making medication nearly impossible to everyone, legit & not legit. Too many people have their hand in the pie & are able to make decisions about medications that only drs should be making the way I see it. We have had people say their drs have said the only way to fix the problem is for them to move out of Florida!!!
I don't know the answer to your problem but you really need to let your dr know what is going on & see what he can suggest. Take care....Susie
Posted 9/20/2013 5:20 AM (GMT -7)
I'm in Florida an it is tough to get medications filled here. The people in the pharmacy judge us. I left a pharmacy because one of the employees and I got into it. They are supposed to fill the meds and leave us alone. I have a new pharmacy that's so awesome. Love the people there.
Posted 9/20/2013 5:36 AM (GMT -7)
People, I live in Miami and I have been taking oxy for the past 25 years. Not that I've had the pure oxy but some form of it back in the 70s and then in the 80s. In the 90s they discovered the Contin so I went on to that and now as a BT med, I take the 30 mg. oxy. I must tell you that I have never had a problem with getting it except when there was a shortage a couple of years back. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know....
I do feel your frustration but I think attitude has a lot to do with how you are perceived and whether or not a pharmacy will even deal with you. Keeping that in mind, I find it always best to use a Mom and Pop place that will order and stock for you. If that's possible of course....
Posted 9/20/2013 9:24 AM (GMT -7)
I was getting 180 ct 15mg. Which is only 90ct 30mg oxycodone and the pharmacy took 60 away from that 180ct , but the pharmacist said I could get 10/325mg perks 80ct , expain that too me that is why so many people got to street drugs because you don't.need a doctor, insurance or a pharmacist.
Posted 9/20/2013 9:29 AM (GMT -7)
How exactly is it that the pharmacy "took them away" from you? Since when does the pharmacy have the right to control the number of pills that you are to receive? It's from a written prescription from a medical Dr. and the only one that can change the number on that is the Dr. Of course it's always possible that the Dr. called the pharmacy to tell them that they only wanted you to have X amount instead of what you were to have gotten. This all assumption, of course. I think even then, the Dr. would need to rewrite the script seeing as how in the State of Florida, oxy is a CII medication and can only be a written prescription.
Posted 9/20/2013 9:46 AM (GMT -7)
Well they did he said I can only give you 120ct 15mg oxycodone , but the were filling it for over a year, Its called walgr.. if you live in Florida you would know about that and other things happening their warehouse it dosn't matter that's life i f you have to take oxycodones.
Posted 9/20/2013 9:53 AM (GMT -7)
So how are all the chronic people doing today ,pain away hope everybody has a woinderfull day.
Posted 9/20/2013 9:59 AM (GMT -7)
I would never use a Walgreens or a CVS to fill any of my meds unless it was an emergency I had to get the script filled right then and there. I have a CVS on one street and across that street is a Walgreens and I can't stand either one of them. I mentioned earlier I think that the best bet if you can do it, is to use a mom and pop place. That's what I do right here in Miami. There are many of them and most do not stock CII meds unless you ask them to order it for you and if you're nice and they like you, you'll be treated like a king. They want your business so that's the way they keep you coming back. Walgreens and CVS will give you a song and dance like you never heard before. I have a friend that frequents this board and he had a terrible experience with Walgreens but unfortunately, he is a cancer patient and has no choice as the Walgreens is the only pharmacy within 100 miles of where he lives. Thank God it all got taken care of after about 5 months but it was his own personal nightmare. Walgreens, yepper!!! Never would I use them. I'm really sorry that you have to go through this JC, it's bad enough that we have to live like this much less have to be reduced in our medication. It's not right.
Posted 9/20/2013 6:50 PM (GMT -7)
Did the rx say to take 1 every 6 hours ? If it did that's 4 a day times 30 days=120. I'm not saying it's right or even legal. Just trying to make sense of it.
Posted 9/22/2013 7:07 PM (GMT -7)
The only reason I can think of that a pharmacy would "take pills away" would be if they did not have the complete script in stock. If they had 90 of them, and your script was for 120...then they could give you 90 but you would lose the rest of the script because they cant fill partials on those meds.
The reason why they probably said they could give you more of another dose/form of Oxycodone, is because they had more of that med in stock.
I live in FL, I've been using a Walgreens for years. And I use Oxycontin as my extended release med, and then either OxyIR or Percocet for my break through med.
I've also never had any issues unless there's been shortages and in those cases there just isnt any to be had anywhere.
Posted 9/23/2013 9:29 AM (GMT -7)
I am in the Tampa area and I have never used a chain. I've gone to mom and pop and have had the best treatment I could get from all of them. I can't even imagine dealing with a walgreens or a cvs. Seriously go to a mom and pop, introduce yourself, tell a little of your background and that you need a pharmacy to be part of your medical team and ask them to special order your meds. You will be amazed at the difference. Just for an example I picked up my meds today, I handed them the scripts, and they were ready in less than 2 minutes. Not kidding and they are a very busy pharmacy!
Posted 9/23/2013 9:42 AM (GMT -7)
I know the family owned/mom & pop drug stores are better than the chains when it comes to being treated with respect and dignity. They have to go by the same federal and state laws governing prescriptions and pharmacy as the chain stores do. Maybe their customer relations are better because they don't have the volume of business. Or maybe people that work these stores aren't "fast paced" and they can and want to take the time to listen and hear their customers. Whatever the reasons, I believe they are going to be rewarded for treating people like people with more business as the chain stores get worse at it.
Posted 9/23/2013 5:38 PM (GMT -7)
Seriously when you think of the costs of all the pain meds, they will make good money.
Posted 9/23/2013 6:59 PM (GMT -7)
I think it all comes down to the people working at the pharmacy...whether its a CVS, a Walgreens...or a mom and pop. The Walgreens I use is full of wonderful people who have bent over backwards for me.
I think it's important to build a positive relationship with your local pharmacy, especially when you're filling meds there exclusively.
So use whichever pharmacy works best for you.
Posted 9/24/2013 5:48 AM (GMT -7)
I'm in Florida and use a Mom / Pop pharmacy, love those people. Never use a chain, they play God.
Posted 4/19/2015 10:47 PM (GMT -7)
I moved to Fl. (From the northeast). I've had lupus, RA, sjogrens,etc since 2000. I never even thought that maybe I shldnt move to Fl. Due to med issues. Wrong. I'm shocked at the cruelty dished out by doctors here. I was told "we don't prescribe that stuff" by several pain mgmt. offices. I am in constant, horrific pain 24/7. Do I really have to move to another state? By the way, my Drs up north sent 15 yrs worth of records. They are shocked too.
Posted 4/20/2015 5:36 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome to the forum. So sorry to hear of your troubles. You should start an introduction thread and let us know a bit more about you. Some folks here have the same conditions and might have some useful information for you. It will be easier for them to find you if you have your own thread. Keep posting, this place is full of understanding people.
Posted 4/20/2015 8:03 AM (GMT -7)
Hi pitmom and everyone,
Thanks for the warm welcome. I feel that the med community here is terrified of the "authorities". Doctors in the entire state recvd personalized letters from the governor telling that that "we will no longer prescribe the following Rxs". The letter then listed the specific pain meds. By the way, the pain mgmt mds are the only ones allowed to prescribe these things. But, they are all paranoid. I'm almost worried abt detailing too much abt myself--although what can I lose? Also, I needed help with sleep while on pain meds. Now, sans pain meds, I have severe pain, super exhaustion and am becoming anxious. I never had that problem before. This is torture.
Posted 4/20/2015 8:48 AM (GMT -7)
Hello Misery & welcome to the chronic pain forum. Misery, we do ask all new members to make a separate intro post so that all members will see it & be able to say hello & welcome aboard. By posting on this older thread not many people will see your post.
To make a new post look to the left & click Post New Topic. I will lock this thread as we like to keep the older threads off of the main page. Thanks.