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Renewal question and ER visit


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#1 KPvette

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Posted March 29 2021 - 07:32 AM

Because we live in New Yorkastan and specifically Suffolk.  I have a question for the group.

 

Last week I went to the emergency room because I had an unbelievable amount of pain from my back.  I have my whole lower back fused many years ago and I was concerned I broke a piece of hardware or something like that.  Well upon discharge the ER doc writes me 2 prescriptions one for Ibuprofen and one for valum for muscle spasm's at night.  After I get home I read the discharge papers and the Dr. wrote for valum was for anxiety which was not true.  I have no anxiety just a crazy amount of pain.  How concerned should I be because my pistol license/permit is up for renewal next year?

 



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#2 Phoenix69

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Posted March 29 2021 - 07:58 AM

Since I believe in the principle that whatever can go wrong will go wrong I would have the doctor rewrite the notes.


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Posted March 29 2021 - 08:07 AM

Don't fill it and you won't have to explain it
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#4 KPvette

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Posted March 29 2021 - 08:36 AM

Don't fill it and you won't have to explain it

Wife already picked it up.  Have not taken any.  It's only 10



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Posted March 29 2021 - 08:52 AM

Best case scenario would be a notarized letter from you explaining why you were prescribed them and how many you took


Worst case is they want a letter from the dr and many are not willing to write that letter

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Posted March 29 2021 - 08:57 AM

Best case scenario would be a notarized letter from you explaining why you were prescribed them and how many you took


Worst case is they want a letter from the dr and many are not willing to write that letter

 

So your saying send the PLB a notarized letter just before my first renewal.  I guess it can go either way.  



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Posted March 29 2021 - 09:23 AM

So your saying send the PLB a notarized letter just before my first renewal. I guess it can go either way.


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Your renewal form will have questions about this.. You will be asked to write a letter and get it notarized... I did it once and all was good. It was one prescription post surgery.
The officer said that was fine and no further info was needed.

I have a retired NYPD friend and he like you has hardware in his back. I warned him what was coming and he had his dr change his meds.

When he renewed they wanted a letter from his dr... He talked to his Dr and she wasn't going to write the letter until he reminded her that he wasn't taking the same meds and then she agreed.

Well 5 months later I asked him about it and he said he still hadn't got his renewal... A call to SCPD and he was told that they never got the letter but the gave him professional courtesy to go back to his dr... She never wrote the letter but remembered and did it in front of him and sent it off this time.

Slippery slope if they want the letter from the prescribing dr in your case as ER Drs move around alot and you may not find him/her.
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Posted March 29 2021 - 10:07 AM

Think I going to write a letter explaining what happened by the ER doctor and  keep it.  When I submit my renewal paperwork include the notarized year old letter.  I really hate the way Suffolk does these things.  I just don't want to give them any excuse.  

 

Thank you for everybody's input.



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Posted March 29 2021 - 10:45 AM

Does anyone know of someone who has gotten jammed up by listing prescriptions for anxiety or pain medication ?   And for that matter, is anyone aware of someone getting jammed up for NOT listing such medications.   My brother in laws, neighbor's, nephew's friend wants to know.

Is everyone out there religiously listing penicillin or augmentin for a sinus infection or oral surgery procedure, or a small prescripion of some sort of sleeping pills to get through a long flight overseas ?



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Posted March 29 2021 - 11:31 AM

The bigger problem is meds that are given for off label use.

For example, there is an anti-depressant that is given in very low doses by gastroenterologists for abdominal pain. There are  no psych effects at the low dosage.

However, you need to get out in front of it by getting a note from the doctor that there is nothing that prevents you from possessing firearms.


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Posted March 29 2021 - 12:50 PM

Does anyone know of someone who has gotten jammed up by listing prescriptions for anxiety or pain medication ?   And for that matter, is anyone aware of someone getting jammed up for NOT listing such medications.   My brother in laws, neighbor's, nephew's friend wants to know.

Is everyone out there religiously listing penicillin or augmentin for a sinus infection or oral surgery procedure, or a small prescripion of some sort of sleeping pills to get through a long flight overseas ?

 

I've never heard of someone getting jammed up by prescriptions, but that's not to say that it doesn't happen.  I list penicillin, augmentin, and a whole laundry list of topical cremes and ointments, not to CYA, but simply to jam up the time of the people who need to check through that list.


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Posted March 30 2021 - 06:34 PM

I wouldn't take that junk.  There are definitely better muscle spasm drugs that are not on the "banned" list.






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