Wow, kttn, that is a huge mistake! When I first started taking significant amounts of pain meds, my doctor told me to be sure that I always check & counted all my meds when I got them. I usually go to the car to do this (unless it is dark out, then I wait until I get home), because I really don't want to do it in the store, since I get enough evil looks as it is, but I always worry that if they make a mistake (I'm referring to giving me less pills that prescribed), are they going to give me problems if I go back into the store to tell them. Would they think that they gave me the correct number & I just took a few pills out so I could get extra? I wouldn't worry about
this so much with a non-controlled substance, but so we are so often treated like addicts, I'm afraid that they would give me a real hard time. It's so awful that we have to worry about
things like this.
But I really can't believe that they gave you THAT much extra! Granted pharmacists are human, and they make mistakes from time to time, but someone's mind really must have been off on another world! You definitely do need to return them. Hopefully they'll give you some credit for being so honest, as I'm sure there are people out there who would keep them & would not even feel guilty.
And sorry to hear about
your allergic reaction! I'm allergic to amino-glycoside class antibiotics (ex: neomysin), and after my last eye surgery my doc put me on eye drops that were a combination of a steroid & tobramysin (which is one of the drugs I'm allergic to). Well, I was pretty out of it after the surgery & so I didn't read the name of the drops until the following day, I just used them as instructed. I never dreamed that he would have given me something I'm allergic to, since it says all over my chart, as well as on the allergy wrist-band that I had to wear during the surgery, that I'm allergic to neomysin (and any doctor should have immediately realized that I'm also allergic to tobramysin, gentamysin, etc). When I saw my doc the following day to have my eye placement adjusted, my eye was pretty well swollen shut & bright red from bleeding into my eye caused by the swelling. It took me several weeks just to recover from the external swelling caused by the allergic reaction alone, and another several months to get rid of the severe iritis and subsequent eye pressure issues that it exhaserbated (I had finally mostly recovered from the several months of iritis that was induced by the trauma, just prior to the surgery)!
I hope you are all recovered from your episode last night & feeling better!
Post Edited (skeye) : 1/13/2009 9:32:48 PM (GMT-7)