Due to insurance reasons I had to change meds (from Fent patches 25mcg and roxicodone 5mg to just Norco 7.5/325 2,3xdaily).I have NO coverage until until I hit my $6k deductible, so I am on my own as far as paying for meds and office visits, which is the reason for switching meds.
For the last few days my pain has been quite a bit more intense. So I waited it out before I started calling my doctors office. Well yesterday I couldn't even sit through my classes and had to leave. I figured I better call because it is interferring with my day-to-day things I need to do and I can not afford to miss class and take the chance of getting behind. So I call and my regular nurse is out of the office so I leave a mesage for the nurse covering telling her that I am having a lot of back and neck pain and asked her if there was anything I can do, and if I can take one of my roxi's to help ease the pain. She calls me back and starts going off on some tangent about my old prescriptions and medication, asking me why I still have it and why I didn't turn it in. Then tells me I may find myself in big trouble for not giving them my leftover meds or scripts he had written previously. Needless to say I am a bit confused and shocked and yet she continues to inform me that I better not be wearing my patches anymore and I need to get in to the office ASAP to give them everything I have. WTF?!?!?! When I finally got my thoughts together and could speak I told her I was just in the office and saw my doc a few days ago and I had all of my meds and scripts with me and he told me just to take them home with me (after they counted them of course). Nothing she said to me addressed what I called about, she was talking to me in a very degrading way like I was some idiot. And there is no way she even read my chart because she asked me things that she should have known if she even glanced at my chart. After that conversation I just sat and cried for about two hours because I am already depressed as hell and she put the icing on the cake for me that day.
I will be calling my regular nurse Monday and talking to her about the way this nurse treated me..... This is the first bad incounter I have had with my PMs office and I am assuming it will be the last but still they should know how this nurse is talking to people.
I have always followed my docs orders and never used leftover meds unless I ask, which is what I was trying to do until she had a psycho moment on me. Sorry for sounding so grouchy/negative, I have just had a really bad week, one of the worst in about a year. Fentanyl patches were a godsend to me and with the lack of coverage I have now, I can't afford them so I have not really experienced this pain since I've been on them the past year. It is all coming back to me quickly how depressing it can be to have pain again day in and day out and how it controls you.
I am done rabbling, thanks to all for listening.