I've been taking percocet 5-325 for 2 years now [prescribed 4 per day] for a herniated disk/sciatica. My current PCP has been on my worker's comp case since the start. Suddenly, someone in that Dr. office [the woman I spoke to refused to tell me the name of the worker] claimed that I am switching Dr's, therefore my Dr. has decided to drop my case [for just cause, obviously]. However, now I am out of percocet...and definitely having the start of withdrawal with this horrendous migraine I've had all day.
My biggest question is....IS MY DR. REQUIRED TO HELP ME WEAN OFF THIS DRUG??
And...if she ISN'T......what should I do?! I've been taking 20mg per day [I know, not too bad...but sometimes more per day depending on how bad the pain is] for two years. Suddenly its taken away due to a mistake by a worker in that office?
To top it off, I have had many concerns with this Dr in the past [such as when I had a lump scare, her words verbatim were "I'd be more concerned with you losing weight, than you having breast cancer..."
Therefore...there are many underlying issues that I've had with this PCP for a while now.
Does anyone have any advice that they can give? Is this Dr. doing the wrong thing to me as her patient?
What is the best way to go about this situation?
Thank you so much!
[by the way, I'm a 26yr old female]
Different states have different laws…I am not familiar with the legalities of your particular case. Worst case scenario, if the withdrawals get out of hand , just walk into the first emergency room and let them help you. Best of luck..
Thank you for the comment! I'm trying to avoid the ER, only because of cost. However, I'm feeling absolutely terrible tonight. Worst part - my Dr. was personally supposed to call me regarding this matter by the end of the day today, and never did...so she just left me hanging.
What can an ER do to help me with something like withdrawal from medication?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.