Okay, so I have my follow up today for my blood work (full), thyroid and hormones. Included my general health exam. Good and a bad day? My pain that I hide so well - NOT is causing my blood pressure to increase, so my Beta blocker was doubled! Cholesterol only 2 points different, but the Triglycerides are through the roof all of a sudden - put on Cholesterol medication. My Darvocet was changed to Percocet 5/325 (pharmacy changed it to Oxycodone 5/325) <--- Is that generic Percocet? As I figured, thyroid and hormones are right at the bottom of the "in range" numbers. Will monitor if they keep going down?!? The hormones I expected (started that change don't cha know!), but a low (in range) thyroid. Hummm... Interesting day!
Okay, the title. My doctor has no problem with me finishing the Darvocet I have, as I've been on it for a year with zero problems with it. The pharmacist also agrees. Now we all know that the FDA "pulled" it from the market due to some people having irregular or increased heart rates. Here is where it gets interesting (per the pharmacist at Walgreen's), not all pharmacies have pulled it. Walgreen's has by the way. Some CVS pharmacies are still carrying it, and too many "smaller" pharmacies are still carrying it! Don't know about Wally World!
My "mental" this is odd question. *IF* the FDA pulled it, which they did. How is it ethical or legal for pharmacies to STILL fill patient prescriptions for it? It was just weird to hear that. Thoughts?
PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.