This also made me wonder based on a post from below. Hasn't everyone at some point and time ran low, or out of their pain meds?
I don't think it's terribly unusual to happen occasionally. I know I have done it and had to call my doc and see if she would see me a day or two early. She used to do that, but now she is much stricter with patients. I only did that twice I think in the last 3 or 4 years, but still.
My problem is that I take my medication and it is awesome for 4 hours. Then I have a 2 hour wait before the next dose. Well, if I'm camping, or it used to be riding my horse or whatever, I'd be in agony in about an hour, say screw it and take another one. I found this usually happened during camping trips or traveling because I DON'T want to miss anything!!!
I haven't done it for a while because obviously, hence my whining and crying below I can't ride anymore... But, I think it happens sometimes.
I am much more careful these days, but like this past weekend was hideous for me, so yes I took a couple extra so I'll be short some during the week till I see her Thursday, but what are ya gonna do.. The good news is, I talked to her this morn and told her my situation, which she wasn't too pleased with, but also how awful I have been feeling, etc., she said she would review my chart before Thursday and she said she thinks she would be able to up me one pill a day. That would be so awesome! That would really take the burn and sting out of a huge part of the day. Wish me luck and as usual - Thank You all so much for listening! Marion