Posted 7/29/2015 2:57 PM (GMT -7)
You are not the only one with "as needed" meds. As anyone can see from my 'signature' I have several different issues to deal with. The only prescription I use thus far is Tramadol. My doctor writes the standard 60 pills. If I took it every 6 hours, that bottle would only last, what, 10 days? It usually takes me about 2 months to use them all. I have plenty of other methods of pain relief to minimize the use of the prescription stuff. Ice, heat, massage, NSAIDS, mental stuff (meditation, etc). If tested right now, nothing would show up. I also haven't seen my doc because I haven't been able to pay the $46 co pay from the last visit! My primary refuses to write a scrip. Push come to shove, I'd have to go to the E.R. if I needed something right now. Sad that things have come to this, being lumped together with those that don't/didn't do the right thing.