I was afraid this would happen and it did. I'm out of state right now to be with my husband while he's working out of town. To be able to set this up my PM doctor said that I could have a family member pick up my presciption, have it filled,, then send it to me. Well that sounded just fine, finally I could be with my husband.
Here's where the trouble comes in. I tried to contact my doctor for my prescription only to learn that he's been out of town so I just got my new refill this morning and my brother in law sent it up to me, it won't arrive until Monday after 4pm. My last prescription will run out tomorrow if I take them as ordered. What do I do? That would mean that I would have to go for at least 36 hours without any med's. Withdrawal and severe pain is just too much for me at this point. I have other health issues also on top of my chronic pain with my back. Going through this is not an option.
Here's what I take. Oxycontin, 120 mg's twice a day. I don't have anything else, nothing for breakthrough pain, no valium, nothing. I can take a smaller dosage and try to make them last through the weekend, by cutting my dosage to less than half per day. What will happen to me? I can handle the additional pain but will I go through withdrawal also? I've been on this dosage for well over 7 years and I don't know if by having at least a small amount in my system will help to prevent withdrawal or not.
If anybody knows anything about this I would deeply appreciate your input. The only other option is to go to the ER, I'm not too sure if they will give me the med's that need to get me through until my new ones arrive. I'm not from here and I'm unfamiliar with this hospital. I'm really scared and don't know what to do. Please, please help ASAP!