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Removed gall bladder and done with MRI. On high dose of narcotics. Suggest treatment?

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I would like to know if I recieved a prescription of narcotics from one doctor but have no had those prescriptions filled and I have another appointment with another pain management doctor is that considered doctor shopping. The reason I went to the first doctor is because the clinic that I now have an appt. with wanted an updated MRI which I couldnt get for six weeks due to the fact that I just had my gall bladder removed and I couldnt get an MRI for six weeks after the surgery. I now have the new MRI and I want to use the new pain clinic. If I surrender my perscriptions to the new clinic am I doing anything wrong?
I have been on a high dose of narcotics for eight years recieving all of my meds from the same place the doctor I was seeing left so I had to find a new doctor my onocologist wrote two months of perscriptions but wanted me to find a new pain clinic.
So this is where all the changing around is coming from. Could you help me understand if what I am doing is okay? XXXXXXX
Posted Sat, 14 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi, that would be in contrast with transparency.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there, thanks for asking. That would be a wrong action. If the doctors check your files and see that you have taken two prescription in two close dates, they may even change your pain medication to another one. On the other hand, it would be XXXXXXX to use narcotics in more than the prescribed dose. They may cause even death during sleep. Or they may cause bowel problems or gall bladder problems . Let me know if you have any question. I wish you a good health.
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Follow-up: Removed gall bladder and done with MRI. On high dose of narcotics. Suggest treatment? 3 hours later
Hi I just wanted to follow up on that last question. I have not got the other prescriptions filled they are in my purse and at my appt. I would turn those prescriptions over to my new doctor or rip them up. I will be out of medication in the 28 th of August and that is the day I go to the other doctor. So I wouldn't have any prescriptions filled at that time. I want to change my doctors on a permanent basis. Please tell me how to change doctors, without doing the wrong thing.
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
No worries, just ask the doctor.

Detailed Answer:

It is not a problem. Just tell the story the way you mentioned here to the doctor. He will manage for the issue and he will not be suspicious as long as you are transparent like the way you are. I wish you a good health.
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