So the ‘opioid crisis’ is about to bite me in a ass. My usual GP is on holidays until February. There are at least 8 GPs that work at the practice (my GP is the principal). None of the other doctors will prescribe oxycodone, despite my six year history being available to them. They just refuse to prescribe oxycodone, full stop. There is one other GP who will, but he is also unavailable. Which leaves me with Dr Efficient, who prescribed my prednisone burst and is very familiar with my case, so she *may* prescribe me a few weeks worth until my regular GP returns. She isn’t a fan of oxycodone however (none of us are), but given that she saw the kind of shape I was in last week, she might just relent. But that appointment is on Monday, by which time I will have been out for two days. Add that to the pred taper and its going to be a very interesting weekend.
Still, I guess it might be good for me to go without pain meds for while. And I still have some slow release, but I don’t find those work terribly well, certainly not on their own. They also tend to affect me a lot more cognitively. I have no idea why, but i feel much more doped on Targin slow release than oxynorm immediate release, despite oxycodone being the active ingredient in each. But it will be good to see what the pain is like with minimal pain medation. I’ll look at it as a good thing. An experiment. I don’t really want to be on oxycodone anyway. And tapering prednisone sux, but I’m taking 25mg, which is still a whacking dose. Time to do a detox and see what happens. Ration out my last 6 pills and see how it goes.