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Hey guys, i'm new to the forum here and just thought i'd say hello and let you guys with experience in on what is going on with me.
I am 30 years old and live in Kentucky and was referred to pain management by my pcp back in March. I have rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lyme disease, bulging discs in back and neck and honestly the lyme is a very painful disease. I was diagnosed way to late for the antibiotics to work and now I just have to live with it.
My pain mgmt Dr started me out on 2 norco 10mg twice a day. They did seem to help a little but they wore off in between the doses so i asked for a thrid one and he agreed. So for the last 2 months I have been taking 3 per day. This last visit I had tan out of medication a couple days prior to my new visit because my pain has been worse lately. I got dental surgery back in the fall of last year and had some percocet 7.5mg left over in my cabinet. I took 3 out of the bottle to get me through till I seen the Dr again.
Now the first time I ever went to this clinic he never urine sampled me and after the first month he ended up writting me two prescriptions per month and I only had to go every 2 months for a visit. Not once in 5 months did he ever drug test me or pill count me, even during the initial first visit. Well my last visit they asked for a urine sample. I gave it and did not think nothing about the percocet being in my system. 30 minutes later they called me back to see the Doctor and he ended up adding another Norco to my RX for a total of 4 per day as needed, handed me two prescriptions and went on his way. Went the next day and got them filled. Well it has been two and a half weeks since then and I got a letter in the mail today saying he could no longer treat my pain dude to misusing the doctor patient agreement and to seek further pain management promptly.
Now here is my concern... Should I call and try to explain what had happened with the percocet? Or do you think it is too late now that I am discharged? Will I have a hard time getting into a new pain management Dr to treat me? I went by my pcp today and told them what had happened, they took a copy of my letter from the pain doc and said they would ask my pcp to help me get referred to another one. On the letter it did not specify why they dropped me either.
Something else I am wondering about is the prescription he gave me 2 and a half weeks ago for next month. Will I be able to fill it since he has discharged me? It is a hand written rx and I have it here with me. I go to a small mom and pop family owned pharmacy and am hoping I can still get it filled because that would hopefully cover my pain for another month until I can find and get an appointment with a new pain management Dr.
I always here they usually give second and sometimes even third chances but not this one. Hopefully I dont have a problem getting a new one to treat me. It worries me severely because before going to pain management I have tried evsrythibg you can possibly think of for my pain with no avail.
Thanks guys for taking the time to read this!