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  • I think this is standard for someone in your situation. Doctors need and want to have visibility and oversight on all your medications and especially those prescribed for pain. In your perfect desired outcome, what are you wanting the oral surgeon to do? It is extremely unlikely that he/she will give you another pain reliever since you are already on a very strong and high daily dosage of Vicodin. If they do, your chart starts to look like you are doctor/medication shopping and you don't want that.

    The reality is that you are taking a very regulated and addictive drug. Although your pain and concern is real, the overarching regulations are taking priority. Call it wrong, but it's very standard. You should be able to get through the pain on the Vicodin you are already taking :(

    Good luck
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,059
    Be it Oral work, Joint Steroid Injections, etc.
    The doctors generally will not prescribe anything for the pain since you are already taking medication which for the most part is stronger than anything they would recommend.

    The thing to do, is to contact the doctor who is prescribing your medication to let them be aware of the situation. They may either contact the original doctor with medication instructions or make allowances for you daily dosages.

    But by no means is this illegal. The doctor has every right to do what they are doing.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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