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Pain Management during Hospital Stay

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  • hospitals will NOT allow a patient to take their own meds. That's the bottom line. If they do not stock the particular pain medication you are taking , they will convert you to what they do carry and once the orders are written by a staff physician, give you those medications during your hospitalization.
    If they only have a lesser strength dose of your medication, again they will either give you enough of the lower strength to give you the same dosage or convert you to another medication during your stay.
    The OP took her own medications without the consent of the hospital or knowledge of the hospital because she felt that they were not giving her pain medications due to her medical condition already being unstable, so they didn't give the amount of medications she felt she was entitled to so she took her own medications, which was not only dangerous and could have seriously compromised her already unstable condition, but could have caused her death and a huge liability to the hospital involved. She not only took her regular doses but more, because she felt that the hospital was inadequately addressing her pain, so now she is going to run out early. The OP has not reposted to this thread, that I am aware of since her first post.
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