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Pharmacy issues with pain medication

Dara2000Dara2000 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2018 in Dealing with chronic pain
Ok, so about 3 1/2 weeks ago I was literally thrown to the wolves when I unwittingly accepted a partial fill of my script, as the pharmacy only had 15 of my 120 pain pills. Since the new law requires me to wait the full 30 days before filling my script, there is no extra medication left if something happens. You are completely out when it’s time for your fill. I naively thought my doc would just call in a new script for the remainder when his office opened on Monday. I had done this once before with a different medication/ doctor, with no problem. After 10 years of being a patient with absolutely no problems whatsoever I was told oh well you voided your script by excepting the 15 and you can’t have anymore for the rest of the month when I ask what I was supposed to do as you can’t just stop taking pain meds I was told if you go into withdrawals go to the emergency room😱 I couldn’t believe they could just do that to someone so anyway I have made do because I have wonderful friends and family that have helped me out. However my next appointment is coming very soon and I don’t know what I’m supposed to tell them I have been doing to make do. I know I can’t tell them that I took someone else’s pain meds to hold me over I also know if I tell them I didn’t take anything they will think well then you just don’t need them anymore, which TRUST ME I DO! I Feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place any advice would be appreciated!


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,162 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Dara2000 welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear you're facing a tricky situation. I think it would be for the best if you were to be honest with your GP, tell them what the pharmacy had said which left you worried about what to do. If you tell them that you just made do with the 15 then like you said, he probably will review your medication.

    Let us know how you get on :)
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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Dara2000

    I have accepted smaller prescriptions before when the pharmacy couldnt fill the whole thing and always just been able to collect the rest when they were in.

    Have you spoke to the pharmacy? Its not about getting a new prescription but them filling the whole of the last one.

    Let us know how you get on!
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