Just to level set.
I have been going to the same physiatrist for almost 10 years now. She manages everything about my condition.
Schedules diagnostic test (MRI, X-Ray, EMG, bone scan, etc)
Refers me to some non Western professionals for help (Thai Deep Tissue, meditation)
Manages all of my medications (Narcotics, Muscle relaxers, Nerve medication, Sleep aids, Stomach problems)
She also has all records from other doctors in terms of prescriptions (Blood Pressure, Direactic
As you can see she does it all.
I have been on Oxycodone 5mg taken PRN for about the last 10 years. In between that time, I had subscriptions for
Oxycontin, Burtrans Patches, higher dosages of Oxycodone, etc.
My normal daily usage averages about 5 a day. 3 weeks ago, I started with a flare up. Hip flexor giving me problems,
Illiac crest pain, piriformis) I was doing so well before that, no need for my cane, legs getting stronger, doing more walking.
That came to a stand still. My daily usage of Oxycodone wen to 7 or 8 . Based on the script, that would mean I would run out sooner.
I spoke with her, and she agreed to write a new prescription, same medicine just changing the maximum daily usage to 8 vs 6.
I have always kept between 10 and 20 pills aside as insurance in case of a problem. This started to become a problem, since I had to start taking from that supply. Now, the new script was written on 01/03/16. But because of her hours and demands in the hospital, she did not sign the prescription. There were a series of problems making this happen. Today, I was down to 1 remaining pill. She left the hospital for a while and met me at her normal practice office to give me the script. She told me that she contacted my pharmacy the day before to make sure that the count of my pills are available. Normally, pharmacies can not hold
medications, they fill them as required.
Sheila, aka PlumbTuckeredOut would know more about this subject .....
When I went to pick up my prescription today, the pharmacist took me aside and said that my doctor was so worried about you not having your prescription, she was prepared to generate a new prescription if there was any problem with inventory. She said I was a lucky person to have a doctor that cared so much.
I am sorry I took so much time to write this, but it was something I needed to document. Doctors and Pharmacists are good people.