I have been taking Opana 40 and have gotten down to Oxydodone 10mg from 20mg. I just got a new scrip with both of them in it, along with gabapentin, as this was the next step in getting off the opiates soon. I have been on some forms of opiates for nearly 3 years now, from Vicodin , norco, Oxydodone 20mg to OxyContin, butrans, and now the Opana 40 and oxy-co 10mg. Had a minor disc cleaning and bone spur surgery 2 years ago and now things seem to be getting better and am really trying hard to get off these wonderful yet troublesome drugs. Wonderful for pain and a smile yet troublesome to get off and not rely on them to feel "normal".
My issue now is the pharmacy didn't have any of the Opana 40 and it took them 5 days for them to come in. They did fill the OxyCodone and I had overuse those to compensate. I am allowed 5 of the 10mg tabs and I used 10 of them. I tried to get in touch with PM dr to see if he could help me get some of them back and obviously I can't talk to him but his staff just say I need to hang in there and take less until my next scheduled visit. That doesn't work with me, as I agreed with my dr on a plan and that plan got derailed by the pharmacy, so I did what I could to stay comfy for 5 days and I get nothing from his staff and they try to work me in for an earlier appt but only during my work hours. Should I be adamant about getting my oxycodone replaced? And getting an earlier appt. I hate this position because I don't want to come off as a medicated lunatic who flips out over medication, specifically an opiate. My only thing is is I'm really trying to get off the meds in the safe and correct way and now this happens and throws everything off and they just say "take less" because they can't just replace them that easy. Which makes me just give up and I will just be miserable for the last few days till my appt. I can't type anymore. Thanks for listening