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jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am really confused at this moment. On the 11th my doc adjusted my meds with a new medication. He gave me enough to last ten days. I did not need a refill until today which is the 13th day. I called for my refill and he refused it stating I was taking too much. I stated I did not understand because I took them as prescribed and the nurse told me he will not refill them. So now what do I do? i am only 6 weeks post-op and still in pain. I cannot call the surgeon because after surgery your pcp is to prescribe your meds. i am really worried about withdraw. I have been on medication daily for over a year now. I swear I am not abusing my meds! I take it exactly as I am suppose to. i dont know what to think at this point.
Sorry I just needed to vent


  • I don't understand why your doctor would do this. My guess is that, like most PCPs, he doesn't like prescribing pain medications.

    If I were you, I'd call my surgeon, tell him what has happened and ask him to handle your pain management. My surgeon has been handling mine for almost a year now, so I don't have to worry about my PCP (who really hates prescribing pain meds).

    If it's an absolute that you can't call your surgeon, can you get a referral to a pain management doctor?

    This is ridiculous and my heart goes out to you. I'm sending you a big cyber hug.
  • If you cannot get your doc to help you out and you start into withdrawls, call the doc and let him know you are headed to the ER and see how quickly you get a response.

    Like Paul mentioned, the amount of withdrawl will depend on the drug, the dose and the length of time used. If you start having extremely rapid heart beat among other symptoms of withdrawl, don't hang out waiting for your doc to call back, go to the ER.

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