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How to get a prescription for a genuine problem

Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Cheeky_Chick, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Cheeky_Chick

    Cheeky_Chick Community Champion

    After some issues in the past, my doctor will not believe me when I come to her with a genuine issue, because she believes that I am simply making it up to try and get a prescription from her. This isn't the case, as I am most certainly over my addiction, but I cannot make her believe this, and due to this I am unable to get the medication that I need for my problem.

    Does anyone else have this issue with their GP? How can I solve it and make her believe me?
  2. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Well I am sure if you were seriously ill your GP would believe you. You don't go into enough detail about your problem. Maybe reaching for a prescription isn't the best thing in your particular situation. If you can't get the results you want from your doctor, maybe it is time to look for another one.
  3. girly3333

    girly3333 Member

  4. girly3333

    girly3333 Member

    Hey Cheeky,
    I did have the same problem with my doctor. I changed doctors in the same office and my new
    one is wonderful. I think maybe you might need to change! Good Luck!
  5. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Heard of doctor shopping? It's how people who are addicted to prescription get many prescriptions for the same drugs. If people can illegally get more prescriptions and get away with it I think someone with a genuine problem could talk to a different doctor and get what they need. As girly3333 suggests you should change doctors and see if you'll get the prescription you need.
  6. Nancy D.

    Nancy D. Senior Contributor

    The same advice...I have been there done that. Per other posts the only way is to change doctors and get a referral that way. It may take some time to find the right one however. But stay persistent and don't give up.
  7. explorerx7

    explorerx7 Senior Contributor

    You probably can't blame the doctor, because of what may have transpired previously. The doctor is trying to ensure that you don't have a problem at present. However, As long as you are being true to yourself, you can easily change your doctor. Do what is best for you.
  8. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    I think the hardest thing with your situation is that you were addicted before so she seem to have lost the trust that you are genuine. I do understand in that it’s hard in general for doctors to prescribe pain medications because of all abuse that goes on and then folks like you and I suffer who really need medication. When I first moved to another state, I had copies of my medical records to show the issues I was having and why my doctor had me on pain medication. Because as soon as I walked in his office he was going on and on about patient abuse of drugs and how bad it is in this area. Well that wasn’t my problem. I need pain meds. I told him one bottle would last me for months because I take ONLY as needed. Is there any way that she can run some tests to show the problem you are having is legit? If not, you may have to find another doctor.
  9. SashaS

    SashaS Community Champion

    Perhaps see if you can find that drug online somewhere. If not, maybe consult a pharmacy or another doctor that isn't aware of your past. I'm not sure how it works where you live, but here we can go to the local pharmacy and ask for almost any drug without the consent of a doctor. It's a shame that some doctors don't believe you when you genuinely need something, especially when they still charge you for that consultation. Good luck if you haven't managed yet.
  10. lost247

    lost247 Active Contributor

    Without knowing any further information (what the issue your are currently having is, what drug you had a problem abusing in the past and what issues you fabricated to acquire it) I would suggest perhaps trying to see a specialist regarding your current problem, or seeking a new GP. If your doctor isn't able to give you proper care, you may need to seek a new provider. Your doctor should be someone you can trust and can go to when you need help, and if that is not the case you may need to move forward.
  11. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    This day and age I cannot blame the GP for being RX cautious.
    I would do as others and try to find a specialist.
    Or get a second opinion. Or as your GP for alternative ways to deal with your medical issue.
  12. Nancy D.

    Nancy D. Senior Contributor

    I also want to add that I am very skeptical of the insurance companies and the doctors associated with these networks. It seems like they put you on all these different type of prescriptions just to keep them financed, and my experience is we don't need half of what they have is all a scheme to make money.
  13. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Get a new doctor. She's ridiculous. Doesn't matter if you had an addiction or whatever they need to treat you for whatever is new. The only thing I can think of is she thinks it's related, but it wouldn't make any sense to prevent someone from being treated for something else. I'm just wondering what you were addicted to and what the new issue is.
    This makes me think of that movie with Nicolas Cage. Matchstick Men. He would go to his doctor for therapy. He was obsessive compulsive. Everything had to be in place. The house had to be perfectly clean and orderly. The doctor gave him some kind of women's pms pill to take with yams or black cohosh. Something like this. He had been on some pills that he dumped down the drain by accident and freaked out. So the doctor gave him this instead. Doctor wanted to prove there was nothing wrong with him. After taking the women's pill for awhile he went back to the doctor and he said he felt great. Needed more of that prescription. It was the best one. The doctor tells him what it is. It was funny.
  14. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    There is nothing to think much about @Cheeky_Chick than to get a new doctor. You could be in danger of some sort but because you have cried wolf before she does not seem to take you serious which I think is unprofessional.
  15. rjs5248

    rjs5248 Member

    Your current doctor may have a bias towards you because of what has happened in the past. It might be best to start over fresh with a new doctor who does not have these biases. If you are past your addiction this new doctor will see that.