Getting meds on the road?

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D_J
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   Posted 12/18/2006 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys-
 
I was just wondering if there is any possible way of getting my prescriptions renewed when I'm out of state perhaps even if it means having it done in an emergency room.  Don't be alarmed, I'm not experiencing any crisis right now and still have 2 more refills. 
 
My work schedule is just so sporatic right now that I don't know when I'll be within the vicinity of my current psych in the near future.  She is wonderful, but her schedule is so packed that I need about 4-6 weeks to get in.  Unfortunately, my job keeps me away from anywhere to 20-30 days at a time, and I really have no way to predict the duration of each project.  If things are slow, it could be up to 8 weeks.
 
Obviously, I'm going to schedule an appointment this week and try to guess when I'll be back.  However, if I miss it, it seems just so terribly inconsiderate and I don't know if she can refill it without seeing me in person atleast every 3 months.  Can I get Lamictal and Wellbutrin refilled at a different hospital as they don't require blood testing?
 
Thanks for any information..
-D

Ducky
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   Posted 12/18/2006 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey -D -

Where do you normally get your prescriptions filled? A friend of mine was on Wellbutrin and he got his filled at Walgreen's, all he had to do was call the Walgreen's here (Charleston, SC) and ask them to transfer his script to whereever he was so he could get the refills. I'm not sure about the Lamictal, but I would think that it would be similar... Does your doc normally just give you a months worth at a time? Maybe by a phone consult, after you explain your situation to her, she'll be able to write you a 3 or 6 month script that way you wouldn't have to bother her monthly? Let us know how it goes!
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D_J
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/18/2006 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah,

I get a 3 month prescription right now... Its actually a very simple problem as long as I stay on top of things. I was just wondering if a general practitioner could renew the meds in case of an emergency. I'm not sure if a 6 month prescription is possible, but it would be nice. It's pretty simple to transfer things to different pharmacies as well.

Just wondering.. because I can't seem to find a cellular phone carrier in remote locations of North Western Montana or North Dakota. My doctor also usually returns calls shortly after I leave messages. Without a number out there, I can only call her. Kind of a pain but I'm sure something can be done. I just hope to reach her in the next 4-5 days before leaving again.

Thanks

Ducky
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   Posted 12/18/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe if you talked to you doc and if she knows of anyone in the area that she could call.. Know what I mean? Say she knows of a GP in the area that you are going, then she could call them a head of time and give them the rundown? So that maybe they could prescribe the meds for you? Not sure if that is realistic or not... but it is worth a shot.. Is your doc far from where you are going?
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
 


wmnak
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   Posted 12/20/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
my wife and i have travelled a great deal over our 30-odd yrs together.  currently we live in deep south texas but visit our daughter for between 3 and9 months out of the year.
 
while we were travelling, i got  refills for all of my rxs through gps who i found along ther way.  unfortunately, gps cannot rx the high dosage opiates that i need for chronic back pain.
 
what you were told earlier is also true.  any national chain, from walgreens to wal-mart, can refill your rx from anywhere in their network.  just bring the last bottle so that they can keep the refills straight.
 
hope this helps.  sorry i diodn't get to you sooner.
 
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