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Made copies of prescriptions. Should I avoid seeing Dr.?

OK so here is the deal. This specific doctor that I am seeing prescribed me two controlled subtances, oxycodone and Xanax, but his prescription papers are not the security paper that most doctor offices have, they were on regular computer paper. When I left there I figured why not stop at a store that has a professional laser printer/copy machine. So I did. I made four copies of each prescription and turned each two to four different pharmacies (only had my insurance pay for one of them so the other pharmacy doesn't tell me it's too early.)So they ended up going through but I just had to pay cash for the other ones. Each prescription had 3 refills and today I just went to all four pharmacies after insurance covered the one. So the others I paid in cash. I am kind of worried that if the doctor checks his Prescription Monitoring Program he will notice that I picked up 4 of each of his medications that he prescribed me? I am worried I can get in trouble if he ants to confront me about it. I know I'm dumb for doing it but it has worked for the past couple of doctors. Should I avoid the Dr or do you think he would call and let me know something is up if he noticed anything? Thanks so much!
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You may think you are in the clear and safe from any legal consequences since a bit of time has passed.

NO, you aren't safe. You didn't "get away with it", and you ARE going to be accountable for your actions.

I say this from direct experience. It may take the detectives some time to get your case put together. But when they are ready, you are going to be contacted in person, and you won't be returning home that same day.

If I sound harsh, then that's because you need to understand the reality of what will eventually happen to you.

At some point, you're going to pay for your actions.

And this will always follow you around to EVERY doctor you see, every hospital you visit etc.

You will have a permanent red flag on your medical records that cannot be removed. Also, you will NEVER be prescribed anything stronger than an NSAID. Ever. That is, if you're lucky enough to have a doctor even willing to see you.

Your life will severely affected. Be prepared, cuz this is going to be very difficult.

The fact that you have a criminal history is going to have a major impact on your sentencing. The judge will be harsh and will not give you any leniency whatsoever.

Get a good lawyer because you're going to need it.

If I sound cold, it's for your own good. You need a wake-up call. And this one is going to suck for a very long time.
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if you dont tell your dr what you did.  You will be red flagged and never get opiates or benzodiazepenes again.  Or if you doctor has a good relationship with you, he will wean you off both.   This is called ILLEGAL.  You can get in a lot of trouble next visit.  Sorry for the bad news.  But since you didnt use insurance, he wont see it.  Keep to one pharmacy.  Being honest with your dr has worked so good for me.  I get xanax, adderall and subutex and never have had a problem with any for 18 years.
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The reason detox,rehab and Passages didnt work is because you didnt use the tools you were given.  You said you have already spent time in Prison.  Look at what this addiction has already done to you.  You are more worried about finding a different primary doctor than you are about stopping this insanity.  You are chasing a high that wont be found anymore.
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I'm sorry if I came off as harsh...I'm glad you clarified your original post. If it were me, I would not go back to that dr, nor would I use either of the large "chain" pharmacies you dropped prescriptions off at. And I wouldn't pick up that last Xanax refill, either. There are stories on this forum of people being arrested at the pharmacy, so please be careful! I hope this turns out okay and that you never take a risk like this again...you are better than your addiction wants you to believe you are.
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Thanks for the quick reply and I already know as I've done close to four years in the federal penitentiary system for unrelated crimes (Growing marijuana, distribution). (Already off of parole/probation)
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Ha yes, definitely will NOT be doing this again.If you (or anyone else on this forum) were in my shoes, would you still keep seeing the doctor even if there's a chance he may ask about it? I may change physicians one last time and not **** up
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Ok my absolute apologies then. I was kind of hoping it was fake,but since it's not you're in the right place buddy. I didn't take the benzos but I was on the oxy for 11 years. 8 months of coming up on July 21st. Hardest thing I've ever done getting clean. But it wasn't fun living everyday counting pills and money so I didn't run out...which I always did anyway. If it's been a month then ya never know,maybe you got away with it....this time. But eventually this sh¡t will catch up with you and the payment will be your life or jail time. I hope this has scared you enough to try re-hab again maybe? Goodluck to you though man!!
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So sorry to hear that - but at least you have had exposure to recovery.  I truly hope you can hear peoples' concern for you.  It is often so hard to understand peoples' caring when we are using.  
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I have been to detox/rehab and even 30 day inpatient rehab at Passages Malibu in California, those didn't turn out too well..
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yo,
I saw your post, and sent a message.  I really cannot say if legal troubles await you; but I really hope you can listen to the real concerns.  You mentioned the doses - how long have you been on them?  People are truly trying to let you know the real concern is your life.  This scare could be the wake up call you need.  Many people get worried about getting caught when it is your health that is really the concern.
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2-4mg Xanax daily and around 90-120mg oxy daily
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Now one of my fears is seeing this doctor again, I don't want to end up seeing him and have him call the police on me while there or something like that. Might end up changing primary care doctors once again
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495284 tn?1333894042
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How much are you taking a day?
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I do want to get clean but I am currently more worried about what I did since its been a month and no "cop has knocked on my door" yet
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It was pretty easy to make copies when the doctor prints his prescriptions on regular computer paper and since I went to a place with a professional copy machine. One thing I was worried about when I was turning them in was if one of the pharmacies saw that I just turned in the same prescriptions a couple of minutes ago, but then a buddy of mine who is a pharmacist told me that it won't show up in the prescription monitoring prgram until a week or so after the pharmacy dispenses it and I just recently picked up refill #1 for the xanax from all 4 pharmacies without any issues, if they had known about me doing this, wouldn't something have happened between the first week when I dropped off the copied prescriptions up until I got the next refill? Its been about a month now since I originally turned in all the prescriptions.
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Are you looking for help to get clean? That's what we are here for.
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I'm from Southern Illinois for those asking, I wrote the wrong thing in my first post. He gave me a prescription for Oxycodone with 0 refills, the Xanax prescriptions definitely had 2 refills. but I went and made 4 professional copies and turned them in to 4 different pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS, and some mom and pop pharmacies), and the 4 xanax prescriptions I copied, I turned in to 4 different pharmacies as well. Seemed pretty normal to the pharmacists when I was turning them in the only thing I had to make sure I do is to only have ONE of the pharmacies use my insurance because if any other pharmacy were to try and run it through insurance, it would let them know that it is an early fill. So I ended up paying cash for 3 out of the 4 pharmacies. And for those asking, yes I know and do consider myself an addict.
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In canada all our pharmacies are connected. The minute the other script was brought up at a diff pharmacy it showed that the same product had already been filled that day. I've also had my doc run out of triplicates and put my oxy on a computer script. But when I got to the pharmacy they couldn't fill it until they called and talked to him to verify that they WOULD in fact get the triplicate ASAP. Because they can be audited giving out them meds w/o a proper script. So I can't see this post being true what so ever. There are to many things that aren't right.
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You cannot get refills for those meds. they need to be prescribed each month. Also, if the doctor is not using that special paper the pharmacist must call the doctor to confirm. None of this story seems right. However, if by some very slim chance it is right you have more to worry about than being arrested. You are on a suicide mission with all of those pills and if you keep going you will get your wish. Why don't you come on back and get honest with us. We are here for you and can support you.
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I had the impression that he put those refills in himself but I wonder how it got filled...
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I would probably have done the same thing but that does not make it right and the trouble you could get into isn't worth the risk. I would continue to see the dr, and not say anything and never do that again. Do you know what it's like to be in prison because from what I hear you won't come out the same. Dove
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495284 tn?1333894042
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With the amount of trouble coming to this person i hope it isnt real.
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Something is not quite right here.   Refills are not allowed on oxycodone.  Xanas, yes.  But not painkillers.

I wonder if this is a real post.
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495284 tn?1333894042
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I didnt think those type of pills could have refills either so if this is true i hope that you will take a real hard look at what is going on here and get some help on your own before the law requires you to do it.
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