Asthma flairing

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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/5/2015 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
My asthma is flairing and I can't get my meds...Need Xopenex in for nebulizer treatment and have been waiting since Friday for the Xopenex as my pharmacy doesn't stock it. Why would a pharmacy not stock Xopenex??? I don't tolerate generic well and they even had to order that one, but finally got thru to them that generic will not work good and to please get me brand. it's supposed to be in today and hopefully I will feel better soon...
But I still question why they don't stock it??? I've gotten it here before with no wait...the prednisone is helping some, but really need my med, just needed to vent this as well....frustrated!
Going to go lye down now as I'm so tired.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/5/2015 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Husband picked up my Xopenex nebulizer vials and I hope to be breathing better soon, needed the vent. If this had been a bad flair I probably would've been in the ER.. Came close to going to the ER, but the costs is too much for 1 nebulizer treatment and 1 x-ray, plus probably a 10 hour wait...that's what happened to me last time was a 10+ hour wait in the ER for a nebulizer treatment, they had the x-ray results in 2 hours and said I had hyperinflated lungs and from there the long wait for a nebulier treatment, so I don't go to ER's,....anyways got my meds...
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AustenFan
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   Posted 10/5/2015 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you had to go through that; it's so frustrating. I had a prescription for a Xopenex inhaler this summer, and my pharmacy had to order it too. I have no idea why Xopenex is so hard to come by.

Just a thought, but can you use a different pharmacy? I got frustrated in another instance this summer (it has been a rough asthma summer) when my pharmacy was out of prednisone. How does a pharmacy run out of prednisone??? It didn't arrive the next day either, so I had them send my prescription to another pharmacy.

Glad you finally got your meds, and I hope you feel better soon.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/6/2015 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, the pred did help get me thru the weekend and since I have so many autoimmune, I have plenty of that at home.

.My Doctor sent the prescription directly to the pharmacy, if I 'd had the script I would've taken it somewhere else. I don't think many doctor's hands out prescriptions much anymore because under the new rules everything has to be computerized. This has made it harder for me.

Thank you, Many well wishes
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/6/2015 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
And this major chain pharmacy did not have the generic for Xopenex either.at this time of year all pharmacies should be stocked on asthma supplies...that's what was weird..
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AustenFan
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   Posted 10/6/2015 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
This may not work in your case; insurance companies are so complicated, and state laws vary. But when my pharmacy didn't have the prednisone (my doctor had sent in the prescription by computer), I was able to go to another pharmacy (from Kroger to Sam's club) and have Sam's club pharmacy call the Kroger pharmacy to get the prescription transferred. I think I may have had to give the Kroger pharmacy permission first. But anyway, I was able to get the two pharmacies to transfer the digital prescription between them.

It may not work in your case, but hopefully you won't ever run into that situation again. It's so frustrating. And I definitely agree, common asthma meds like prednisone and Xopenex should be readily available, especially this time of year. I've been on a lot of asthma meds this summer, and it seems like I've had difficulty getting several of them.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/6/2015 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I also had to go to another pharmacy to get the tubing and mouthpiece which is not really needing a prescription in this state. Explain that one...I just don't think pharmacies want people to live I guess and give them monies for medicines and equipment they need.
and this is socialized medicine????
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Joan M
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   Posted 11/11/2015 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry you had a tough time. One of the pharmacists here was rude to me and I changed to another pharmacist.

This new pharmacist was good but this one guy was writing down something and asking questions about why I was taking this and that medicine. Naturally he was not a regular American, from one of the islands. Also a clerk was nasty. Bunch of creeps, lucky they have a job, imho.

All these people think they are movie stars! Maybe it is the cameras in all these places. Have to laugh about the whole thing some times.

Just got a call from the dental office. They told me 11:15 but the machine just told me 10:15 and so it goes. NOTHING BUT A MESS.

Anyway, Chartreux I hope you are feeling better and everything is okay.
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