Every single month I wonder what weird situation is going to happen to prevent me from getting my prescript
ion for Norco. I have never been a junkie. I am dependent on it of course because I've been taking it for five years. I have more medical problems than I even care to list but the short list is.....ulcerative colitis, diabetes, multiple pelvic floor reconstructions, I'm currently on my third ileostomy because my colon and rectum were removed, I have degenerative disc problems and my neck is basically vaporized, etc....
In order for me to have a life where I can be with my children, participate in regular activities and get out of bed, I have to have a little help. I don't get "high" off my meds. I've been taking these sorts of meds since I was 12. I am now in my late 30's. I'm not a dopehead. Last month I went to the pharmacy and I was right on time. I usually pick up my script
at day 27-28. No problem. Well, if they don't feel comfortable with that, cool, I can wait to 30, just don't LIE TO ME about
it. I pulled up to pick it up and the pharm tech said that the pill delivery wasn't there yet and if I came back at 10pm that it would be ready for me. Well, I didn't feel like doing that so I just told him I would come back the following morning. I showed up the following morning and the woman said it wasn't ready yet but the pill delivery came and they were just unloading, etc.
So, I left again and decided to call before I left again. I called that afternoon. Guess what? That person told me that they hadn't received a shipment and started treating me like a nut case. I just sat there. She then said, "ok, we will give you a partial fill, the pharmacist just told me that was fine and to come get them later." I was like ummm ok and went to pick the meds up, Guess what? The pharmacist proceeded to berate me for suggesting that they would give me a partial on narcotics and that is illegal so I obviously made it up. I saw the girl i talked to in the pharmacy because she is Asian.
I said "she told me". She rolled her eyes and walked off. I asked them if they were ever planning on filling it and if the truck came or not, etc.. They all acted like I was being silly and drug seeking. I gave up. It was now past day 30 and I was out. I went to another chain and transferred it. They managed to push it off for another day making it day 32 but I was finally given my meds. Well, it came time for me to refill this month. I have been terrified to even request my refill. I know it will be something else. Well, this time the pharmacist is telling me that she won't refill my script
until the calendar month day. So, in other words, the doc gives me a 30 day supply but they are refuses to follow his instructions.
Instead of giving me the med on day 30 which is today, they won't fill it until Friday, which is 34. That's actually LONGER than a calendar month. I have never hounded pharmacies for my meds. I have never begged for early refills. I have always been very laid back and it makes no difference. They still treat me like a creepy drug addict and it embarrasses me. I am very ill. I am in constant pain and on top of that, I have to deal with these horrible people who like to dangle my potential good memories with my children in front of me. Like it's fun to tease the sick woman or something. I have got to the point where it is so bad that I wonder if I should just stay in pain and in bed just to avoid further humiliation.
I honestly believe that some of them get some sort of sick kick out of toying with people. My husband is about
ready to report them but I know it wouldn't even make a difference. At times I want to go in there and drop my pants and show them all my hanging medical equipment and scars since I look like Frankenstein under my clothes and see if they would shut up and just treat me with some respect.
Anyway, don't these people have to fill my script
on the 30th day? Would they do that with my insulin? Hell no. Docs don't want gaps in between meds. Yes, I am very frustrated. I could write a book with all I have gone through. I saw a website where the pharmacists were complaining about
this and that and telling all their "junkie" excuses. Well, I think I have just as many lies and misdeeds from them. Makes me so upset!
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