Hello I live in Georgia, and recently had an issue
Patient :Hello. I live in Georgia, and recently had an issue with a very bad dentist who really messed my teeth up, and required me to have several other dental procedures, for which i was prescribed pain medicine for. I never filled scripts early, or had multiple scripts at the same time, but I was on a lot of pain medicine. Shortly after, I pulled my back out. I tried to get into my PCP, but they couldnt fit me in. I had been going to an urgent care for months because every time I called her, she was booked. Anyways, I pulled my back out, and went to the er. They refused to give me any pain medication, due to all I had received, and basically treated me like a drug addict. They told me to go see my PCP, so I finally took off work to go see her. She started looking at my file, questioning me about my prescriptions from my psychitrist, everything. Eventually the nurse came in and said all they would be able to give me was muscle relaxers. I explained my dental situation, but the nurse Just said, " well, I know plenty of people that had specialty root canals that didnt need any pain meds." She then said they recommended me for muscle relaxers, or that I seek treatment...I had not been on anything for weeks at that point! I came home from work today, and there was a note from the post office from the doctor, sent certified mail...of course, I can't pick it up until Monday. My question is, I've been reading so much about this being "red flagged," would a doctor be required to tell me that? Could that be why my PCP sent a letter? How can I tell for sure if I've been red-flagged, is there a number or website? Or would my pharmacy know that information? Should I call and ask them? I'm very concerned about this, as I have Herrington rods in my back, and have scheduled an appointment with a pain mngt doctor. Thank you for your help.
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