I love my pharmacy (Rite aid) cause one of the meds I take is barely prescribed where I'm at, but my pharmacy orders them just for me, and I have yet to have to wait for my meds to be ordered. Since their's no doctors within 60 miles that can prescribe my Suboxone my pharmacy doesnt get anyone who needs them except for me, so it's been nice to know they're always in stock for me. And I love everyone at my pharmacy except for one lady who tries everything she can to make things difficult for me, she even ignores me when I stand in line to drop or pick up a prescript
ion, but thank God she's not the pharmacist, she even told me once that my meds would cost a thousand dollars when it was really only $90, I dont know what her problem is. And since I have been going there forever, they have watched my kids grow up and always are surprised at how big they've gotten, and they all know me by my first name, one lady even calls me honey or sweetie.
But it seems scary that so many people are running into this shortage, it just doesnt seem right, almost like a conspiracy, "let's get everyone dependant on these drugs then pull them so they'll come begging and we have control over them". It's not fair that so many people have to go thru withdrawals. And truthfully I've only heard about
this oxy shortage from you guys, I've never heard anything on the news, so alot of people dont know about
it, and they go to get their prescript
ions filled and find out that every pharmacy in the country is out. Even though withdrawals are not deadly, you sure wish you where dead, it's horrible. Just seems like maybe more docs would be aware of this and come up with a plan for all their patientson this drug to do something else til the shortage is figured out, cause theirs so many other options out their, cause people need options so they dont become sick and in pain. The FDA really should send out a notice to all doctors to figure out a plan for their patients, and if they did then why are so many people still looking for to get the RX filled. Well I'm just happy I'm not in the middle of this, but I do feel for people who are forced to become sick.
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the conter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet),
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, Bartholin gland opened permanetly due to recurring painful cysts
Goals: to go to college next fall to be a nurse and get off of SSI
Wishful thinking: to not be in pain!!!