Getting Prescriptions From 2 Different Doctors For Pain Meds But There Are Conditions (Page 2)

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Tray1996 Says:


Well I just really need to know if what I am doing is considered doctor shopping. I fell at at department store and injured my knee. Now I have to go to the doctor the lawyer sent me to. He prescribes pain meds for me but the only thing he can treat is my knee. I started having back problems. My primary care doctor sent me to a different doctor and he also gives me meds. But the pharmacy said they would call the doctors and tell on me. So I went and ahead and told the doctors myself so that it would not look as bad. What do you think will happen to me? The pharmacy refused to give me back my prescription. Can they do that?



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PR Says:

HI TRAY, YOU NEED TO READ THIS... If you are seeing more than one doctor for narcotic pain medications (opiates) That is considered doctor shopping..HOWEVER... If you have a pain doctor and you have surgery you can take anything the hospital gives you as long as you are treated by them and take your pain meds from your pain med doctor too. Also, you can get valium or ambien as I have been doing from my primary care doctor and morphine from my pain doctor and you are within legal boundaries. If you are doctor shopping stop now. They cannot bust you unless they catch you in the act. And all of the pharmacies are networked together so each of them know what you are being prescribed. So if they are filling both opiate narcotics, call yourself lucky. There are some mom and pop shops that aren't networked but if you are shopping, better make sure mom and pop aren't connected. Good luck with your knee and back.

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BL Says:

The DEA doesn't have patients names, unless they are being prosecuted on the federal level for illegal activities involving drugs. And even then, the names aren't released to drs or pharmacists. The place the drs and pharmacists get the info regarding the prescriptions you've gotten filled, the dr, date, etc is from your State Prescription Monitoring Program. I guess dr and pharmacists figure everyone is afraid of the DEA, so they say thats where the got the info.

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myrtlesc01 Says:
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My sisters husband has a primary care doc in which he gets pain scrips blood pressure meds, ect. He has had knee replacement surgery on both knees. He also goes to the VA clinic where I have scene him with methadone, oxycodone, and now he is taking steroids,as well as testosterone shots from the VA. He gets a 3 month supply from the VA. He has become something or someone I do not know anymore. I am afraid of him. I called his primary care doc. To try to reach out for help all he told me was I can't do anything about what he is getting from the VA. What should I do?

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BL Says:

With the laws regarding patient privacy, there is nothing you can do from the standpoint of the medical community. Maybe your sister should talk to a counselor and what she may need to do.

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Pist Says:

"You only add to the difficulty for people like myself with chronic pain."

F***ing dam right. I have advanced multiple sclerosis and it's so hard to get my pain meds and I've got 5 MRIs and a catscan showing empirical dam proof that my nervous system is screwed and yet its because of a**holes like that that make it tough as ever for me to get my s***. Why should I have to suffer because others are f***ing it all up. You have no idea what our s*** goes through.

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sharon Says:
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what does your sister think about all this? is "she" afraid" of him too? that's too bad. he's on all that, he could O.D. so easily! you "could" right an anonymous letter to his dr.s explaining how you're just concerned ( you're not tryinging to get him into trouble), my sister did that to me as a teen, the dr. stopped the diet pills he gave me & after awhile I was greatful. . . .
try an talk to a professional maybe they can steer you in the right direction.
good luck! ~ Shar'. . .

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tim Says:
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So real simple here. I will go to jail if I get 2 scripts from 2 different docs n cash em in? I am going to 2 different docs n 2 different phatmacies. And still ill get in trouble?

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billybobjoe Says:

I have a question i go to a doc for problems with my back i have been for years. I had done something to my knee and went to er told them i was offilated with pain clinic and when i had took something but there was def something wrong with my knee took xray and gave me a immobilizer for knee also gave ibuprophen and something for pain and told me not to wait for scheduled dose so i wldnot feel no pain also referred me to orthepedic doc as soon as i got home frm a very painful car ride i took something went up to back doc to make sure it was ok to fill got a yes

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billybobjoe Says:

took script to back doc said yes fill it took to pharmacist the pharmacist then called diff er doc and told them what i got from back (all info) and got doc to cancel script i then called er doc & nothing was cancelled found out then was a diff doc tht cancelled it. Tht doc said i didnt need it he wasnt even the one tht examined me is this right?? can either the other er doc or the pharmacist do this????

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sharon Says:
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no, obviously that's not right IF that is how it happened. but i never hewrd of a Dr. canceling a script who didn't write it! just go to diff pharmacy or back to the Dr. who wrote it. . . . do you have pain meds from any Dr.?!? if yes thats why pharm won't do it.

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BL Says:

The pharmacist doesn't have to fill a rx. A pharmacist doesn't need a dr to cancel a rx because they don't have to fill it if they think something isn't right. If you're getting the same med from another dr, that's probably why the pharmacist wouldn't fill it.

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wizzle Says:

WOW!

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wizzle Says:

Why do people that have no clue what they are talking about answer people questions on message boards? NO one needs you to tell them to not do drugs or don't doctor shop. You can go to as many Doctors as you want and get medication from all of them. It is only doctor shopping if you get a controlled substance from more then 1 doctor and lie about it. If your pain management doctor writes you 120 blues (30mg) every month and your primary or dentist writes you something else for pain it is okay as long as they both know about it and are both fine with it.
As for the person that was talking about refilling your valium after your pain management doctor told you you had to pick one doctor and stay with him. I would say that is not going to get you arrested but it will get you discharged from both doctors. And is VALIUM worth that? Here in Florida VALIUM is like Tylenol. If your going to get discharged at least get some Xanax.

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Laaphrodesiac0002 Says:
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NO - that is not Dr. Shopping
1st. Your PC is the person that sent you to the 2 Dr's who are treating you for two seperate conditions
2nd - there will be a issue if you do not inform both Drs that you are seeing each other and most important what they are prescribing
3rd - the only way the pharmacy has the right to take your scripts is if they contacted your Drs and were directed to take them by the Drs or one of their reps - best advice pick the Dr who is giving you the best meds and take his - don't get anything from the other Dr -


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sharon Says:
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hey Tamm ~ ever refill that valium? lol.
i've refilled a few ((separate)) scripts in the past, many months after a Doc either, took me off'm or, from a Doc that i no longer saw. if it's already prescribed to ya, it should be ok. i asked the pharmacist for one of'm and she said it was fine as long as it did not interact with what i was taking at the current time. the others refilled with no problems too.

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Dina Says:
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I go to pain management for my arthritis and last night I went to the hospital for my kidney stones, since I get hydro ozone from my pain management doctor, am I allowed to fill my hydrocodone prescription from the hospital?

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BL Says:

If they do fill it, your dr will see it in the PMP database. If you have a Pain Contract that says you won't take or get pain meds from any other dr, you will be dismissed. And it will be very difficult to find another pain management dr who will treat you. If you do have a pain contract, do not go on what you think or remember it says. If I were you, I either wouldn't get it filled or I would call my pain dr first.

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Midiman Says:

If you go to one doctor and he prescribes
opiates... and then see another for a different condition without telling him you're already on something else... that's doctor shopping.

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DrShoppingPRO Says:
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Your actually not 100% right you can see as many doctors as you want. What you can not do is accept narcotic pain killers from both and fill both. But as the first person posted, if your being treated for knee pain the pain killers will help with the back pain. Opiates will always work on masking the pain. Obviously it will not always relieve 100% of the pain. But they work. Telling your doctor's was the right move. But usually you sign a paper before seeing the DR. stating you will not share your scripts or get multiple opiod medications from another DR.so saying you didn't know is a lame excuse. You more than likely will not get in trouble, they will just ask you to get a discharge paper from the other DR.

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James Says:
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I have one refill left on pain sch (3) out of state transfer them . Saw a new doctors new town all meds needed and can I get the last tefill even though I have a sch(2) now! NEW doc new meds . Anyone! Can I legally pick last refills from last doc or just let them sit?

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