It might be a good idea to speak directly to the pharmacist. I don't see how they can legally with hold your medications if you have a prescription and you're been told they do indeed have them there.
This time is going to fly by really fast so I highly recommend you find a good pain specialist as soon as possible. It take weeks to get in to see one and you're close to running out of your medication.
Are you saying you moved From Cal to Fl? Sorry, I'm a little confused. I'm asking because you may want to give your old Dr a call and explain your situation. He/she may be able to recommend a good pain specialist where you live right now. Or, maybe lead you in the right direction as far as finding one. You're going to have to do your own research on the computer too. Look up pain specialists and pain clinics in your area, or around your area. A lot of the Drs have ratings and customer reviews and this can really help. You don't want a Dr that has only 1 or 2 stars. You want one that has at least 4 to 4, it only goes to 5.
In the mean time go right back to that pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist. If he tells you they do not have your medication explain that you were told they did indeed have your medications and the woman that works there is refusing to give it to you. I know you're upset but you have to stay calm. If the pharmacist ends up telling you the same thing this woman did you may have no other choice but to go some place else to get your meds filled.
I'm really sorry you're going through this. I understand chronic pain all to well but I've never had a problem with my pharmacy. They're always very nice to me.
We have other members here that are very knowledgeable about this kind of thing. I'm hoping you will get more responses and more advice as to what you should do.
We're always here to listen and help anyway we can. Please keep us up to date on your situation.
When I read a post, there will usually be ONE word, or one sentence the "pops out" at me, and I latch onto it...
When I read your post, the part that got my attention was, "until I can afford this back surgery."
So, do you and your doctors think the surgery will cure everything? If that is what you want, I would suggest re-visiting the Obamacare thingy everybody is talking about.
Go to www.healthcare.gov, punch in your zipcode, and SEE all the insurance companies that are available to you, and their prices.
There will be this huge list.
Click on the "Sort by Out-Of-Pocket Maximum."
Don't do "sort by monthly premium," or anything else. You want to find the one with the absolute LOWEST "out-of-pocket maximum," and then contact them.
Then, add up ALL the money you are spending on everything else (doctors, pills, gasoline, travel, time off work for all those appointments, etc.), and then you may just well find that the back surgery is more affordable than you think!
Lot's of things (prices, doctors, insurance companies) have changed DRASTICALLY over the past year or two, everything's changed.
So check out the obamacare thing, especially NOW while things look pretty good.
Although I agree with you about checking out Obama care I have to say that I'm one of those people that does not have health insurance. I have spent countless hours on the internet and on the phone trying to get some kind of plan from Obama care without success. This poster may be going through the same thing, we don't know. Or they may have insurance but have a huge co pay. Most of the Obama plans are indeed very affordable but the deductibles are outrageous.
Unfortunately, some of us that have chronic pain do not have health insurance and we all know how much just one surgery can cost.
Until or unless the original poster comes back here we don't know their full story. We do know that they are being treated unfairly and need help with getting their medication and a pain Dr or pain clinic.
It is not unusual for pharmacies to refuse to fill out of state Rx, unless you do business with a large national chain, and even then there are rules regarding CII medications.
Unfortunately, the Roxicet 30 is one of those "special" pills that are very popular in abuse circles.
Find the office of Dr. Forrest Tennant, MD, in Costa Mesa. You probably not be able to get in for an appointment, but tell his nurse your story and they may recommend a sympathetic pharmacist who'll help.
In the mean time, I suggest that you cut your pills in half, and your dosing in half to make those pills last longer.
Let your Florida doctor know what's happening here. Ask him to phone Dr. Tennant directly so that they may speak about your case and your need for the high levels of opiates.