Hi, what ever became of your situation?? That's gotta be a rotten feeling, running out like that. To bad that you couldn't have planned ahead, that is look for another pain mgmt. provider before you moved, so you would have been covered when you made the move. Please let us know what happened.View Thread
And it's that same PMP that she ran your name through, and saw that you had one filled 8 days ago, probably prompting her to make that decision on her own, and not taking anything into consideration, and as far as I'm concerned she turned into judge, jury, and so forth. Like the post above states, you should have been able to get that filled. I didn't have much success with chain pharms, I recently switched over to a mom and pop pharm, they're much more personable, but thats my case, yours is probably different.View Thread
Sorry Annette, it's 220mg of Opana, total, 110 morning and 110 at night usually 6am, 6pm. Then the 40 of percoset for bt. There seems to be an issue here, Joyce responded posting that once you take methodone, there is nothing that they can give you for bt. What do you think?View Thread
Hi ladies! Hey, thanks for both of your responses. Annette, my brother was on methadone for quite some time, he tried getting me to switch over to it. He had to stop taking it due to other issues, so as of right now, don't know what he takes. The thing here though is that eventually, I may have to switch because of my plan. The generic for Opana is out there, but don't think it's available yet with my plan. Also, I read it somewhere that the generic formula is like the original brand name, not the new crush resistant deal. That may be why it's not available to me. But anyway, would it be a big deal switching over to methadone, I've read some horror stories of people that have. You can respond also, Beth, and btw, the pharmacists don't ask me anything, like I posted here, they give me the weird looks, and one more thing ladies, my current dose of 220mg of Opana and 40mg of perc. for bt, like, what does that equate to in a methadone dose? Strange thing here, this all started over 10 yrs ago with 20mg of Oxy 2x a day, no bt and look how much it's titrated!!! Thanks again ladies!! You are both a world of knowledge!! MikeView Thread
Hi Annette !! How are you?? Well, hopefully and how's the little guy?. My two are 6 and 4 and there's another on the way! Three grandsons, wow!! Anyhow, reason for the post is once again problems with the meds and how to handle them. I'll try and keep it brief, so don't mind the frustration. I'm taking Opanas (have been going on 2 yrs) now 2 40mg and one 30mg every 12 and perc 10 for bt. This was to replace the OC tabs that I took for several yrs. Well, because of the problems with the shortages, my reg pharm (large chain) didn't have them, they always were on back order. Got fed up with this and went to the Endo website and they had a pharm locator option to assist with finding the Opanas. I'm not calling any pharm, because we all know what happens when we do!. Well, a few locations came back, I chose one of them, I've dealt with them now for a little over a year. I did have a shortage problem on one occasion, but that's been resolved. The problem now though, is that when I bring the scrips in, the Opanas always have to be ordered. Usually, it's 2 days, but now this month it was 4 days! When she told me, said fine, I'll pick em all up on Mon. I have a few spares, so thankfully I'm able to get by.The pharm mgr that was there is in another store in the chain now, he used to give me a partial, but this mgr., well she said she was reluctant to do this. The one girl that works there said oh they're expensive and I said there must be a better way. Sometimes, I feel as though they look upon me as a shady individual. But I don't know, having to deal with this every month is getting old, I was thinking about using my ins. plan and get em through the mail, if that's possible. O.K., nuff said now the questions here are, is this a common thing that happens and how do I remedy it without being sarcastic about it?? It's more than likely they talk about it after I drop them off, I worked in a pharm back in the 70's and you'd be surprised as to what you hear. We used to catch 2 or 3 of them a week trying to pass phony scrips, and because of society today, we all get the "look" when we drop em off. It should'nt have to be like this, but oh well!! Sorry for the long wind, thanks Annette in advance for responding. In the struggle, MikeView Thread
Hi An_ !!! In addition to your doc, the pharmacist also has an obligation to manage your scrips. If you're running out early, eventually this will have to be addressed. Pharmacies these days are running scared due to regulations, etc., when it comes to dealing with opioids, so if they sense something is wrong, the red flag goes up, and it's on the phone with the doc. Be careful!!! I would say a day or two at the most is ok, but beyond that would be red flag territory. so hope this helps you. Later, MikeView Thread
Hi Annette !! I had one within the last few weeks and so has my step son and we have been biting our finger nails. I think we are off the hook because I would assume that we would have been notified. And also, didn't know about this bit with the FDA and this state line jazz. Sounds like someone is in a lot of trouble, they get what they deserve !!! Later, MikeView Thread
Thought I'd update you regarding that shortage post. Well, called the pharm back last Tue. like the mgr/pharmacist said to. He put me on hold and went to the back office, he told me this. I asked, well what about the shortage, and he told me that he put 15 pills on the side for me, which was roughly the amount shorted. And by the way, you're shortage was bt meds, well mine was the long acting, like yourself, the meds that you didn't want shorted out. I didn't ask him what happened, but I knew I was right,someone on his staff isn't paying attention or------well, whatever, don't care, just glad that I got what was owed to me. He didn't have 10mg Opanas, can't and probably won't be able to get them, so called my doc and he switched it to Percosets 10/325. Don't think there as strong, guess we'll see. Right now I'm on Opana 2 40's and a 30 twice a day, we'll see how the Percs do for bt. Later, MikeView Thread
Oh, and btw, if anyone else has or had this problem, please feel free to share you're experiences with me, I'd be glad to read them and also, sorry, I didn't mean to leave everyone else out, it's just that I've gone back and forth with Annette for some time now, with different issues and being that she was a nurse for a long time, and well, you get the picture Thanks!!View Thread
Thanks Annette and as usual, thanks for getting back to me. I didn't have a problem before going from the Oxycontin to the Opana, they're pretty similar. I'm just glad that I have enough of them to last me until Friday when my next set of scrips are to be filled. And also, that's a good idea, I'll leave my doc out of this, but when I spoke to the head guy, he said there was one other thing that he could do and that he wouldn't get back to me until tomorrow (Tue), now I'm kinda hoping that this something else isn't like calling my doc behind my back and checking me out, it won't do him any good, like I posted, this is the first time in 10 or so years that this has happened, I do have a good rel. with my docs office, so let's nip this in the bud NOW !!!! Thanks Annette!View Thread
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