I work for a pharmacy and I can tell you that pretty much of what bellenstein said is correct. Having said that, If I have the right Matthew, I believe you are the "stone king"? If so, is it possible you have several scripts for pain from different doctors? Also, from your posts I'm assuming you are young and most pharmacist would question your need for continuing scripts for pain medications. Remember, unless you have told them, they do not know your diagnosis. Finally, if you are EVER short on ANY script for meds, talk with the pharmacy manager immediately and if you do not get any satisfaction...report the pharmacy to the state pharmacy board! I regret they you have been treated this way, however, I do feel it is a precaution on the pharmacy's part. Lack of one on one service with your pharmacy is more prevalent in the larger chains also. If you continue to be unsatisfied with your current pharmacy/pharmacist, I would recommend you switch to a local independent pharmacy whereby they get to know your particular needs better and you are not just another buck to them. I know that now that I have put more weight on and don't look like something out of a concentration camp, most people think I am fine and not symptomatic. How untrue that is....I still experience all the lovely pain from time to time and have never know remission. If my boss, the senior pharmacist, did not understand this, he would certainly question my needs for percocet all the time. Since we can't take NSAIDs and I can't tolerate straight Tylenol...this leaves me in a rather quirky situation doesn't it?
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.