my pain management doc dosen't like to write my ultram prescriptions too far in advance for fear of being targeted for writing too many scripts, so tells me to call the office when i need a renewal. sounds easy, but trying to get the message through and the prescription called in to the pharmacy is horrible. i started calling last week to give plenty of time to get this done. called today because i knew the doc was in today and still didn't get the prescription called in. of course, every time i call i feel like a junkie begging for a fix. meanwhile my anxiety rises because i know i will have major pain problems if i don't keep on my dosing schedule. pain medication policies are so unfair. if i was calling about a cardiac medication, i bet i wouldn't get treated this way. i know, all i need now is a violin so accompany my sad song, but i'm so upset about this. i try so hard to keep on top of this dd and keep functioning, and know its the meds that keep me going, and it is so hard to be at the mercy of others. does anyone else run into this problem?