Stories

Conversation

Understand

Join Us

 

Chronic Pain

First, understand it.

Read more

We walk a mile in your shoes. WE CONNECT WITH YOU we listen, offer hope, support and accept YOU.

Controlled Drugs and frequent travel

  • Brachia69
  • Brachia69's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
More
2 years 2 months ago #24248 by Brachia69
Brachia69 created the topic: Controlled Drugs and frequent travel
Hi,
I work in seasonal agriculture that has the potential to take me out of town for weeks to months at a time, and interstate.

Should I expect problems getting prescriptions for controlled drugs away from my usual G.P. ?

Thank you.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 years 2 months ago #24249 by grappers
grappers replied the topic: Controlled Drugs and frequent travel
Hi Brachia69,
You will need letters from your treating specialists and current GP outlining the action and plan they are following to control your pain, but this will not guarantee other GP's will follow your continued care, if you know when and where you are going to, a bit of forward planning by ringing GP's in that area may help and save a lot of heartache.

Don

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
2 years 2 months ago #24252 by jo.m
jo.m replied the topic: Controlled Drugs and frequent travel
Hi Brachia69,
I agree with Don plan ahead either with your current GP and when you know where you are going and for how long you can all up and see what you can organise.
Its a tricky situation as so many GP's are reluctant to prescribe controlled drugs, especially to new patients!

Good Luck

Jo

"Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none

When I'm stuck with a day that's grey and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say, oh

The sun will come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
'til tomorrow, come what may!"

Annie - The Movie

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Johnnojo.m
Time to create page: 0.147 seconds
Chronic Pain Australia

Sometimes the journey TAKES YOU TO A PLACE UNMAPPED. Anything is possible

-Chronic Pain Australia

national.office@chronicpainaustralia.org.au

you're not alone

Postal address

PO Box 425
4 Melville Street
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2152
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Australia
Australia

Contact us

media
media enquiries
media@chronicpainaustralia.org.au
general
general
national.office@chronicpainaustralia.org.au