Mark and Tigerlilly---I am so sorry to hear that both of you are experiences med shortages, too! That is horrible! My heart goes out to both of you.
I have excruciating constant migraine and without the morphine injectable to "tame the pain beast" I have barely been able to get out of bed. I've been in too much pain to even go to the grocery store.
Yes, because of these problems with the distributer an alternate pharmacy probably wouldn't be able to GET the morphine injectable, anyway. Maybe my Walgreen's pharmacist really is doing all she can---I'll never know for sure.
I really am curious as to WHY these med shortages are showing up now? I can't even guess why.
Tigerlilly, I know just how you feel. I saw my doctor 3 WEEKS ago and recieved scripts for the next 2 months. SO I've been waiting 3 weeks and STILL no morphine. I'm so sorry that you can't take an alternate med.
I suppose I'm fortunate that I can take an alternate med, if we need to go to that. But my next doctor's appointment is a long way off. My doctor is an hour away and he already wrote an alternate script for me a couple of weeks ago. I had to go there and pick it up, of course. I used my second-to-last vial of morphine to make the trip. I can't drive in traffic with pain levels this high, so I really worry that the morphine will NEVER come in.
I'm not sure what that means about the distributors setting a max of one vial a month?? That must be for the big multi-dose vials? I usually get 30 of the small 1 ml vials.
I too feel like I don't have a life anymore. I'm panicking, too. I feel like I've missed out on the month of August. Day after day goes by, and all I can do is lie in bed and suffer. This is SO wrong! I've got a great pain management doctor, yet I can't get the relief that he prescribes.
So sorry to the others here who are going through this. This is the worst med shortage that I can remember.