they think i'm a med seeker

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emptyeyes
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   Posted 3/18/2007 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm frustrated as all get out.  my pharmacy is making me jump thru hoops to get my ativan.  i don't know why this is a problem all of the sudden, i've been on it for over a year, and with the same pharmacy.  last month, they thought that i set up the call to the dr.s office when they called and confirmed my prescription (this was the first time they called), and threatened to call the police on me.  it was a mess!!  now i'm afraid it will happen again this month.  they actually told me they thought i had "intent to commit fraud".
 
i've had this happen at hospitals too.  i've gone in for pain in my side or back (i have kidney stones all the time), and they've litterally told me, "there's nothing wrong with you".  what the HE**? 
 
if i wanted to do drugs, i'd do drugs.  i have a disorder (a few actually), and i need my medication.  i don't want to take them, i have to take them.  i know that there are some out who drug seek, and that's a shame, but i'm tired of being accused of being one.
 
has anyone else had this problem??
 
...................just venting
 
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   Posted 3/19/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not had this problem but as far as your ativan goes I would suggest you talk to your prescribing doc about the pharmacy. If he/she prescribes it they shouldnt be giving you problems.
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   Posted 3/19/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   

anxiety sufferers and drug addicts who have run out and are using benzos to tide themselves over are often confused, they both look and act much the same

you need to be able to show you are an anxiety sufferer, offer to take a drug screen test, etc

maybe better to get a shrink as they often prescribe benzos if you have a history of failing to benefit from antidepressants

its generally best to not ask for a benzo by name, let doc decide which


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   Posted 3/19/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
The pharmacy should be able to talk to the doctor's office and not involve you. If they don't switch pharmacy's.

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   Posted 3/19/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
In the UK, doctors will only prescribe ativan when you are an inpatient. It is rarely given out by GP's and if it is, you only get about 5! Doctors are strict about benzo's as they are very addictive and should really only be used for short term use. Are you taking an anti depressant to help with your anxiety as this is better for longer term use.

Im sure they dont see you as a drug seeker, probably just more concerned about you depending on the med.

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debaser
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   Posted 3/19/2007 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
It's awful that you'd be treated like that. Change pharmacies.

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   Posted 3/19/2007 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I would personally change pharmacies IF you cannot straighten this out between your doc you and the pharmacy you are deling with
I would see it thru to the end prove you are NOT what they are saying /thinking ( as that will pass to next pharmay IMO anyways ) so you have got to stop the buck with this place I am and get so frustrated at the way ppl do get treated and it is not right for you as a human who has this disorder to be put thru this
Explain that to your pharmacy and that you have anxiety/panic disorder and see if a HAPPY medium ( like you not feeling like you are looked or classed as a dope seeker) can be found if not then do talk to your Doctor and have them contact this pharmacy and take your business elsewhere
I wish you all the best
you have been given really bad treatment and I know I would not put up with it a minute longer than I had to
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debaser
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   Posted 3/19/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
It's none of that pharmacy's business what her disorder is. If they get a prescription from a doctor, they should fill it. End of story. With these types of medications it's not wrong for them to call the doctor to verify things, but for them to accuse her is inexcusable under any circumstances. Why would they think she "set up" the call? Ridiculous. The doctor was probably in the phone book and the prescription had a letterhead.

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   Posted 3/19/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
NO one has stated it was RIGHT that she be treated this way at all totally agree it is absoulete bull myself I was just suggesting some other was to deal with this not having her be labelled was one as well ..........
Maybe a bit more background emptyeyes about the thought of a " call being set up" why would they even think that ??
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