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Gizmo Says:
 
Guys, i hate to tell you this but its all bulls***>>> after 3 weeks trying to fill my Oxy 30, 140, i finally got to speak to my Pharm Manager who Ive used for 12 years. He told me straight up, that all the calls and people have hurt their regular business, so they decided to stop ordering Oxy in any amout to avoid the crap I was floored as all of a sudden he filled my script on the spot not 30 secs before they were all telling me they didnt have any. He told me last that would be the last one filled as hes not ordering anymore. I discussed with him about just oredering for me, as I'm legit and trying to follow the rules by using only one doctor and one pharmacy. He said he"ll consider it just for me. What a bunch S***!!! This from a guy Ive known for 12 years. It is a Walgreens, This is a conspiricy to avoid all of the drug seekers at our expense. They should go back to getting it off the street and leave us alone. How many more of us have to suffer? Im dag gone tired of being looked at as a druggy as I limp up to the counter. I spent 30 years as a cop on the job in New York, shot in the leg and arm for the citizens I swore to protect and now to be treated like the guys I put in the slammer? Im sure there are plenty of us on the blog. What the hell? Anybody know a good attorney? I guess I should start taking Morphine or Herion and sleep all day since I cant get the medication that works and this is America? Sound off you guys its the only way were going to be heard. God Bless you.

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Verwon Says:
 
I'm very sorry about what you're going through.

Have you tried seeing if there is a pharmacy in your area that specializes in pain management medications, or a hospital associated pharmacy?

They often have better security and a larger stock of such medications, so it can make it easier to get your prescriptions filled by them.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Oxycodone/­


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janine Says:
 
Temple terrace pharmacy will not fill any schedule 3 unless you have other medicine like blood preasure meds and so forth. Everybody is trying to put road blocks everywhere.

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Richard M Says:
 
GIZMO:
I have a similar situation (sort of) with my Methadone. There are two main pharmaceutical co's. (Mallinkrodt & Roxane) and now it seems ALL pharmacies are using Roxane as a supplier. They say it's cheaper. I say it's B.S. The Roxane version comes in a white pill and the Mallinkrodt version is a rectangular pill. The latter company's product is by far the better of the two and well worth the extra expense as I can count on it to work the same everytime I take it as prescribed. I use the same pharmacy and only go to one doctor. This past week, I had my bi-weekly appt. for refills and the pharmacy has now gone to using Roxane instead of Mallinkrodt. I'm already feeling the difference: less pain relief; headaches, nightmare and sleeplessness. It's awful and I have no way of finding a pharmacy that still gets there methadone from Mallinkrodt. I don't know what to do. And I can see asking my doctor to raise my dose just for pain relief due to inferior product from Roxane. I welcome any advice.

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Hitman60 Says:
 
Nobody ever needs 140 oxycodones per month at 30mg unless they are a legitimate drug addict. This is the perfect time for you to get off the dragon dude. No different than heroin.nyour body and mind have you convinced that you take this for legitimate pain. It's not . It is to prevent withdrawal and keep you happy and not depressed. Bite the bullet and get off this crap. Trust me!!

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Deb Says:
 
And how exactly do you know what they need? People like you really tick me off! My husband is prescribed 150 roxicodone a month, he has 3 budging discs, a torn and irreparable Trapezious muscle, has had to have his ACL repaired in both knees, the second landed him in worse condition than before the surgery, he takes his meds as prescribed and works a minimum of 45 hours a week as a diesel mechanic. Maybe you should walk in someone else's shoes before you accuse people of being an addict

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shiLark Says:
 
IVE SURCUMBED TO USING AN ONLINE PHARMACY. IT TAKES 8-11 DAYS ONCE THEY GET THE SCRIPT IN HAND,BUT ONCE YOU GET YOURSELF UP TO AN EXTRA 12 DAY SUPPLY AFTER YOU GET YOUR SCRIPT,START DOING THAT,THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING WITH MY ROXICODONE 30 MG FOR NO PHARMACY WILL FILL,THEY CLAIM ITS BACK-ORDERED WHICH IS B.S.. THEY JUST DONT WANNA DEAL WITH IT DO TO ALL THE JUNKIES ON THE STREETS RUINED IT FOR PEOPLE WITH LEGIT PAIN,IM SO F'IN TIRED OF THIS WHOLE MESS ITS UNFAIR A LAW NEEDS TO BE PASSED,IF I GOT A SCRIPT THEN IT SHOULD BE LEGIT,PHARMACISTS SHOULD NOT WEORRY WHAT PEOPLE DO WITH THEM AFTERWARDS,THERE ACTIG LIKE THE PILL POLICE!!!!

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shiLark Says:
 
YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT HAVE PAIN ISSUES GUY THAT WAS A IGNORANT STATEMENT,HEH I MEAN GOD AWFUL IGNORANT...


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JAT Says:
 
Gizmo, Sorry for your pain. I am buying what you say. The fact is as you well know, as soon as you need Oxy long term, we legit. pain medication users do become addicted. However we are not recreational users. We know this is the risk we must take and eventual fact of our lives. There is no choice for us.
I am embarassed for Hitman's preaching and dumb comments. And since he probably can't say the following words for himself, I will.
I apologize for his arrogance and ignorance.
You're welcome Hitman, anytime. Next time educate youself and I hope you are never in such a place of pain.

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Richard M Says:
 
DEB: You are so right to tell the UN-educated & UN-experienced to "Walk A Mile In Someone Else's Shoes" before they lash out with garbage!
Richard

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Richard M Says:
 
It appears to me that there are some people who use this website as a "SCREAMING" Board rather than answer questions, offer advice or just let someone know that somebody else is going thru similar issues and care very much. For those who truly need to know someone cares, I do! As for those who feel that screaming their guts out because they are probably in withdrawals... I pity you.

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Deb Says:
 
Thanks! It just makes me so mad when people automatically assume that those on pain meds are junkies, of course ANYONE who is prescribed medication is going to eventually become dependent upon it BUT that is not something they chose or wanted, for some there is no other option other than getting on disability, contribute nothing to society and have no quality of life, not a hard decision, take the meds and function sounds a whole lot better to me than wasting away in pain

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Richard M Says:
 
DEB: I agree with you 100%. Those of us who are TRULY in Chronic Pain 24/7 will most likely at some point in time be prescribed a pain med that has a narcotic in it for pain relief. And yes, over time (in the matter of a few weeks, really) our bodies become used to the medication. Therefore we become dependent on it. Dependency and Addiction are two very different things in my opinion. If one is prescribed a narcotic pain medication and they are able to take it as prescribed, never running out before they are supposed to and are able to wait until a scheduled follow-up appt., then yes, they are most likely a candidate for dependency. However, if someone gets a prescription for narcotic pain medications and are either taking more than prescribed, selling their meds for profit, etc. then most likely this person would be an addict. It's a very fine line we walk on and I take great care not to run out of my meds before I am supposed to. I also, as a safety precaution, always use the same pharmacist and only see the one doctor for my meds. I do this to take care of myself as best I can because "ain't nobody gonna do it for ya!"
SCOTT: I have tried Tramadol and I had an allergic reaction to it. In fact, you name, I've probably had it at some point or another. Having been hit head-on by a drunk driver and nearly dying at the scene is definitely a REAL LIFE CHANGER!

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chris Says:
 
Well this might explain why I have had a script for a month now and have actually been to maybe 100 pharmacies afterwork. I have been calling sams club which is where I usually fill mine at. They said they order it every week and it hasn't come in. I wonder if the pharmacist just doesn't know it is me calling (she knows me) and is telling the tech no. I am going to go in tomorrow I guess and see. They get their shipments in Friday so who knows. Though one tech knows who I am and asked for me. I have been to every walgreens, cvs, etc. I missed getting them filled a few days ago by 30 mins at 2 walgreens. Oh well I'm out of my Oxycontin now from this crap and will have a painfully sleepless night.

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Shannon Says:
 
Thank you!!! For speaking up for all chronic pain sufferers! I'm tired of people trying to identify with what a chronic pain sufferer needs. They have no Ida and lord willing, they never will....

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rockhard10 Says:
 
Try and ask Kay's pharmacy at 3500 E.Fletcher Ave,or University Courtyard pharmact at 13615 Bruce B.Downs Blvd.

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shiLark Says:
 
Yea your 100% right,my pharmacy guy told me the same,therevtiredvofvdealing with the medication,hesvgot100 people a day coming in tobgetbthem filled,hevtoldnmevwhatbhevtoldvyou,he'd order for mevcausevhevknows me... thank the lord,screwceveryone else as long as im taking care of.. :-) :-) :-) :-)

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venus2911 Says:
 
Hi Gizmo and other fellow pain patients. I've been lurking for months and decided to finally join the fray. You are exactly right, my pharmacist told me the same thing. They are tired of their drivers being harrassed, people stalking them in the parking lots so they are no longer ordering. However in the midst of all this we now have the DEA probe from earlier in May downstate in Florida. I have the link posted in another part of the forums. Well guess what? As of this week, the seller for Walgreens distribution center down in Jupiter has had their license revoked so now Walgreens cannot even get the meds if they wanted to. I have drove all over the city of Jacksonville for the past week and have gone into every drug store I see. As of today, May 31,2012 noone has the 30 mgs Roxys period. Of course there supposed solution is to have your doctor prescribe something else. Well as you all know that's a crock of crap BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARRY ANY OF THAT STUFF EITHER!!!! So I guess when people start dying from not being able to get the proper meds or other drastic things start happening, God forbid, maybe something will be done about it..

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venus2911 Says:
 
Oh and on a further note, the Mom and Pop pharms that are legit and take insurance and help their customers are now limited to a certain amount of med's each month. The other ones that are getting them daily off the back of someones truck are charging anywhere from 9-11 dollars a pill, will not take insurance or even a discount cards. Isn't there something that can be done about this? Don't we as American's have any rights left to anything? Just saying...

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venus2911 Says:
 
Hi shilark, what online pharm are you using if you don't mind sharing? Thanks

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micah c Says:
 
i know you get alot of garble on here but like sharkman or whoever said try online pharmacy for example walgreens has a mailorder service that you can order through look it up online. So does medco pharmacy online but you need group insurance like BCBS. Some doctors office have in house pharmacies which is illegal but I would try the two I recommended. Ask your doctor if he has a mailorder program offerred such as mine does. good luck bubba

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