I have a prescription for valium...and so does my 18 year old dog. I take it for Meniere's Disease and RLS and have never taken more than two pills in a day. There are days I don't take any. My husband fishes with our vet and one day he saw my dog pacing around the room and I told him she does that for hours...we first tried a 'Doggie Aricept' but it didn't do anything. So he wrote a script for Valium. I made the mistake of taking both of our scripts to be filled at the same time. The pharmacy assistant looked at them and rolled her eyes. "these are NOT both for you, I hope," she says. I told her no and she just stood there, deciding if she was going to believe me. Then I told her to look at the last time I filled a thirty count script...It had almost been three months. She looks at me warily over her glasses. I then tell her to call the vet so he could confirm my dogs condition. In the meantime, people are backing up in a long line behind me. Finally, she gave them to the pharmacist and he filled them.
Having a brother that died from drug abuse, I understand the precautions that have to be taken. I guess when those of us who don't abuse a drug are treated like those that do...it IS insulting. I should have realized what taking both of them in at once would look like...then on the other hand if I was a crafty drug seeker, I would have known to take them to two different pharmacies! I didn't even dawn on me.