Not asking for too much am I?

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 5/6/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I called in for a few refills to the pharmacy early Monday. They need to be okay'd by my doctor. Well here it is Thursday afternoon, and he has not okay'd them. I called yesterday, and the secretary told me they got the fax, but is still waiting for my doctor to approve it. I asked her if she knew when that would be, because I only have a few pills left here. She said no and "I can't exactly push a doctor". Ummm, well I didn't say for her to go in there and start raving, but a note saying I called and really need this would be nice. Or something like that!
Problem is he's always like this. He will only give you 3 or so refills, then you have to fight to get him to okay more. But he's a great doctor otherwise, so changing isn't an option. My husband is going to try and call today, see where he can get with them. Guess I'm just venting, but I really don't think 4 days is a reasonable wait!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Celexa.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 5/6/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that is more than adequate of a wait. Get your hubby to get his tough guy face on and go in there and get that BAD doctor. Hugs!

On a side note, I am part of a HMO, and we have a complaint department. I went to them and complained about my GI for not approving my needed meds. I love my GI and hated to complain about him, but we need our meds. Turned out it was someone in his staff, not passing on the info to him. Grrr!!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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