I live in New York, and am currently being prescribed Tylenol with codeine #4, which is a controlled substance. I get a script once a month for 100 pills for my neck/back pain. It is prescribed by my family general physician. However I have recently had major dental work done. I have had to have teeth pulled and other work done. The Tylenol with codeine is strong, and works for my neck pain. However not for the painful tooth extractions. Am I allowed to fill a different controlled substance, for 20 pills of hydrocodone which is slightly stronger pain medication to treat my dental pain. I don't want anyone to raise red flags if I come in to the pharmacy and try and get hydrocodone from my dentist when I am already receiving Tylenol and codeine from my general physician. Is it legal for me to have two different prescriptions, one from my doctor and one for tooth pain from my dentist. I would prefer the hydrocodone for my teeth over the Tylenol with codeine. The Tylenol with codeine is not as strong and teeth are very painful. I know how fishy people get, mainly pharmacists that assume everyone is trying to pull one over and get more drugs. And they would say that the Tylenol with codeine is fine for pain. I also do not want to involve my dentist because he will probably refuse prescribing pain medication. And although he knows me, he may raise his own concerns or start to doubt that I want more pain medicine for pain. And that I just like pain meds. He may also say to himself " well if he is on tylonol with codein, how could his tooth be hurting"? when, true the codeine is a pain killer, it is not as pwerful as hydrocodone. But I am mainly concerned with whether I am breaking the law, by attempting to get another pain medicine from a different doctor(dentist). I have read threads and they may consider this a form of doctor shopping. I also don't want to try to bring the script my dentist writes for 20 hydrocodone in, only to have it held and then be under investigation. Then haveing the pharmacy call both doctors, therefore raising any problems, suspitions or thoughts about me. I may seem paranoid, but I know how doctors have gotten now a days, with so much perscscrition pain medicine abuse. I simply want a stronger pain medicine only for my teeth and still have the other codein medicine for my back pain. Any help on the matter would be appreciated. Thank youView Thread
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