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#167923 - 02/26/09 01:33 AM Vicodin shortage?
Blast Offline
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So, due to circumstances beyond my control I have three new, rather large holes in my body.


No cats were harmed in the making of this picture.

After leaving the hospital DW set off to fill my prescription for Vicodin (a pain killer). The first two pharmacies she went to were out and told her they haven't been able to get any from their suppliers for weeks. Luckily the third drug store had some but also stated they were running low.

A sign of the times?

-Blast


Edited by Blast (02/26/09 01:33 AM)
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#167927 - 02/26/09 01:55 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: ]
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OUCH - I'm down to 4, my regular wound care doc is in the middle of moving, so I can't even call to get more. Sigh. With luck, the 4 should last 10 days or so (I'm almost all healed, and now only need them if I over do it)
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#167928 - 02/26/09 02:01 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Blast]
Arney Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Blast, looks like you were volunteering to recreate the "magic bullet" from the JFK assassination. wink

Interesting that two pharmacies that DW hit said the same thing. Were they part of the same chain? I haven't heard of any particular reason why any meds should be in short supply at the moment.

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#167929 - 02/26/09 02:06 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Arney]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Quote:
Were they part of the same chain?


Don't know, I was at home watching all the pretty colors shooting from my fingertips. blush

-Blast
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#167934 - 02/26/09 02:45 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
What the hell did you do upgrade from domestic long hair to freakin' mountain lion????

Oh yeah, back to the original question,

Most of the Med's DW is on are "controlled substances". It has become more and more difficult to get the scripts due to shortages at the pharmacy.

I know many retailers are limiting their inventories to reduce overhead.




Edited by Desperado (02/26/09 02:51 AM)
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#167936 - 02/26/09 02:49 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: ]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
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Loc: Spring, Texas
Quote:
I got gnomes. Mostly gnomes when I tripped the vicodin fantastic after my surgery in Sept.


My brother gets gnomes from vidocin, too! I'd rather have colors. Freaky short people scare me, I always think they are plotting to cut off my legs.

-Blast
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#167937 - 02/26/09 03:01 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Desperado]
Blast Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
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What the hell did you do upgrade from domestic long hair to freakin' mountain lion????


I foolishly let small issues turn into large issues. Some lipomas should have been removed two years ago. They ended up the size of small lemons and so it required more extensive surgeries to get them out. frown

Lesson learn...I guess I should have more sympathy for foolish choices of others, huh?

-Blast
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#167938 - 02/26/09 03:04 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 11/01/08
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Good luck with the top bandage when you pull it off. Hair and adhesive tape... not so much.

Oh yeah, don't PO the DW, or you will never get those bandages changed.
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#167944 - 02/26/09 03:11 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Desperado]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Lipomas? I'll bet!

How fast were you running when they opened fire?

Sue

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#167949 - 02/26/09 03:37 AM Re: Vicodin shortage? [Re: Blast]
beadles Offline
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Loc: Richardson, TX
Originally Posted By: Blast
Quote:
I got gnomes. Mostly gnomes when I tripped the vicodin fantastic after my surgery in Sept.


My brother gets gnomes from vidocin, too! I'd rather have colors. Freaky short people scare me, I always think they are plotting to cut off my legs.

-Blast


Yowsa! I got Vicodin after my ACL repair in '02. Frankly, all I got was a little sleepy. They gave me 2 wks worth, but I stopped needing it after 3 days.
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