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I just moved here from Massachusetts,and I was on pain medications

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I just moved here from Massachusetts,and I was on pain medications while living there for 7 years,while caring for my mother,who passed away last October 16,I am now,living in Florida again,and am about to run out of pain medications.I have osteoarthritis,in my back,spine,neck,both knees,and my arms. I also have 2 bulging discs in my neck.my medicare,part B,does not kick in until July,2016 to have surgery. I will need my pain meds until then,will I still be able to get them? being up north in the cold weather,made my arthritis worse than it was before.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with additional services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
When it comes to narcotics and strong pain medications the only legal way to obtain them is with a face-to-face meeting with the prescribing MD.
The good news? If you make an appointment with a new MD in your area, and she obtains copies of your previous records, any your physical exam shows that narcotics/pain medication is what you still need, there will be no problem getting a new Rx.
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