In my personal opinion, I would try to hold out those few days if possible. You might want to ask though about what should you do if you have a bad flair up and see what they say, that way next time, if you have extra's maybe they will allow an extra pill to get you through. Just be honest and up front with them. I too see a NP, now that I'm stable, and she's great also, so that shouldn't be a problem. Its almost a little easier for me, you know the "white coat" syndrome, doctors tend to make me nervous. 8-)
I have been having bad flare ups this week. I now have 11 pills, hoping for the best. I just gave in since I really didn't want to be hurting. Since I originally saw the doctor and am now seeing the NP, hopefully she won't be upset and will continue to see me. I feel like it's good that I am still returning with some of the pills, although not the majority. They never ask me for a pill count as I said, but I just bring the pills in just to show that I am a compliant patient. (I always am, never missed an appointment, always early, very friendly as this is my nature anyway, bring my pills with me.) I just hope that they don't eliminate my opioid therapy because of this.
I doubt that they will fire you as a patient. Seriously. If she asks, just be honest and tell her about your pain. Flair ups happen. It was my NP that told me, that there are going to be times when the pain will be bad, and then she said you will also have good days and regular pain days. Try not to worry too much. Besides like you said, you didn't take all of them, but you did need some to get you through. Seriously, though, you should be fine. I'll be thinking about you and will say a prayer for you s well. Let me know how your appointment goes OK hon.
Trixy, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, I will absolutely let you know how my appt goes! Also, part of the reason why my pain flared up in my neck is b/c I had an inflamed/infected taste bud on my tongue this week. My entire tongue was swollen and I could not talk or eat. I seriously wanted to go to the ER b/c it hurt so so bad. I really did need my Norco this week! I hope that they understand. Thanks for your kind thoughts and words, Trixy, you are so sweet. <3
Hi, sorry I've been gone for a few days. I've been pretty sick. So how did it go with your appointment? Anxious to hear from you, hope you are doing OK sweetie!
Sorry, I just go the PM. LOL. I always forget to check that. 8-)