Sorry for the confusion. I had my days confused and must have thought yesterday was Saturday. There's no way I would have been dumb enough to try and get the tramadol refilled THAT early.
And let me give you a better understanding of why I'm a little anxious when it comes to this situation.
A couple of months back, Walgreens got me in a pickle with my doctor.
As I stated before, I had an online account with them and had set all of my prescript
ions to auto refill. When you do that, you don't have to call the pharmacy to ask for a refill. Their system just automatically submits them when they are due.
I looked at my prescript
ions and noticed that some of them that were set to auto refill had no refills left on them, so when I saw my doctor on March 29th, I asked him for new prescript
ions. He gave me them and I took them to Walgreens and got them filled.
A few days later I came home with a message on my phone (actually they called twice) asking me to call my doctor. I did and his nurse told me he would no longer be giving me the tramadol. When I asked why, she was rudely said that he had given me a presciption last week and that walgreens had called them and said I'd also tried to get it filled again just a few days later. I let the nurse know that I most certainly had NOT attempted another refill so quickly and that I would be calling Walgreens myself to find out what happened.
When I called Walgreens, they said that I'd gotten the tramadol and wellbutrin filled last week and then tried to again just a few days later. I told them that was b.s. Then it hit me. When I turned in the new prescript
ions, they didn't deactivate the old ones that were set to auto refill. Always in the past they had done so, but not this time. The pharmacist quickly admitted that was indeed what happened, but refused to call my doctor. She said that if he had any questions, he could call her.
Get that? It was their mistake but this pharmacist wouldn't even have the courtesey to call my doctor to fix it.
For some reason, the Wellburtrin DID go through again only a few days after having been filled previously, so my sister picked it up for me. I made an appointment with my doctor to talk about
this (and having to pay him to explain why it was Walgreens fault and not mine only added to my anger).
I was able to show him the two bottles of Wellbutrin that Walgreens had filled within days of each other, and that was proof enough for him that THEY had screwed up, not me. Actually, he was amused by the situation. I'm glad at least somebody was able to get something good out of the situation because I certainly saw no humor in it.
So he wrote me another prescript
ion for Tramadol and said I should get it filled at another pharmacy.
That's what I did. Now, a few of my prescript
ions at Walgreens still have refills on them, so I'm waiting for them to run out before taking all of my business to the new pharmacy I'm using. I simply have no desire to even talk to the pharmacist at this Walgreens (and I'm not putting down all of the stores in their franchise) and I don't want her saying anything bad about
me to the new pharmacist I'm going to. She and I got into a rather heated argument and I don't know what she'd say to this new pharmacists about
So hopefully that explains why I'm being extra careful about
when I get my tramadol filled from now on. Besides, since I got the tramadol on the 19th of last month, I don't really think that getting it on the 18th of this month is actually early.
Post Edited (newname) : 6/11/2011 11:07:36 AM (GMT-6)