As a regular member on this forum, I am very aware of the ins and outs of managing pain. However, this past week I was taken by surprise by what I thought was appendicitis. My primary physician sent me to the ER, where the attending physician was certain it WAS my appendix until they did a CAT scan. Turns out to be uterine fibroids. OUCH.
I told the ER doc about my on-going pain management for my back. He wrote me a prescription for Lortab 7.5/325 (a total of 15) to be taken every 6 hours. My dosage for my back pain is 7.5 twice a day. Before filling it, I called my pain management doc and explained the situation. Good to go.....
However, the pharmacist at CVS would not fill it. He said I had to get it approved by the pain management person because the script was not different from the one I already have. I called the PM back, explained, and the nurse called the pharmacist. As I stood there, (growing increasingly more embarassed), the pharmacist refused to fill it unless I had a script written with a different dosage. Or he said I could go back to the ER and get that doc to write it differently. ??
So the PM doc said I could take more of what I had, and I will see him tomorrow morning.
My real question is if I should change pharmacies. I've gone to this one for at least 30 years!
Thanks in advance for any wisdom you may have.