I had to share this story because while it was quite awkard it does show the reality that the pharmacies are really not buying the stories people give anymore.
Today I had to run to my mom and pop pharmacy that I have used for years to get my compounded testerone picked up. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 32 so now I am on hormones, and testerone. Anyways it wasnt quite ready and I was standing there waiting. The pharmacy is in the bottom of a medical office building and are quite busy all the time.
This lady comes in, dirty as all get out. I mean like hasnt had a bath in a month dirty. Stunk like there was no tomorrow and was shaking REALLY REALLY bad. She drew everyone's attention. She handed over her scripts to the tech and waited. The pharmacist calls her over to consult with her and I was standing right there by chance looking at some vitamins that I was wanting to purchase for my kids since we were almost out.
He tells her he can not fill her scripts until next Friday. That she has "plenty" OF medication and this is 8 days early. She told him her doctor gave her a new script because she "lost" her other one and to fill it. He explained that last month she filled 5 days early even though by law they are only suppose to do 3 days early on this type of med. And now she is trying to get another one 8 days early from the date of the last refill and she still should have meds. He would not fill this med for her.
She told him to give her back the scripts. He knew EXACTLY what she was going to do. He explained to her if he gave them back she would not be allowed to return to his pharmacy for 1 year. And that he has patients that travel over 150 miles ONE WAY to pick up this pain med because no one carries it. That she can not come to him next week or next month saying she can not get it filled somewhere because they will not fill it. So from the SOUNDS of it - it is one of the very high opiod meds like Oxy that no pharmacy is filling around these areas right now here in Georgia.
Anywho - she starts screaming at him to give her damn script back. It was VERY awkard for about 5 other people that were standing there waiting and the pharmacist was trying so hard to be quiet and to consult with her one on one without anyone hearing but she wasnt having it.
At this point I have moved away from the area and started looking at this lady standing beside me weird and rolled my eyes as she did the same. So the pharmacist takes the script and writes on the script right next to the doctor's notes "Can not fill before X date due to being 8 das early" and hands it back to the woman. SHE WENT APE SHIT on him. She knew she was going to have to go back to her doctor to get a new hand written script and that they were going to frown on this. It was crazy.
As soon as the woman walked out with her scripts as she is cussing and sreaming and still shaking like crazy, the pharmacist CALLED the doctor and told them what happened. The doctor apparently was PISSED that she has been filling early and called them to get a new script while telling them a nice lie. Sooooo..... I think the woman is going to have one hell of a weekend withdrawel from what I gathered. The pharmacist was consulting with the other pharmacist when he got off the phone, but you can still hear. The doc had apparently told him she wasnt getting another written script.
First I felt bad for her. I mean ok I get it. But she did come off very drug seeky - to the point to where even I was like ok lady you are really addicted here. It was just weird.
Second- I did not know a pharmacist could write on your script like that if you ask for it back. Is this normal? I dont plan on ever doing that but that part floored me I guess because I have never seen that.
And here is one REALLY GOOD LAUGH FOR YOU TO END THE POST.... I was texting my 5 year old daughters best friend's mom right after to set up for the little girl to come over tomorrow night to spend the night. And I sent a text that I THOUGHT SAID:
"Taking the kids to see lorax tomorow night if that is ok"
I hadnt heard back from her so an hour later I check my text. I actually sent this thanks to autocorrect:
"Take the kds to see lorazepam tomorow night if that is ok"
No wonder she didnt write back. I had to call her and apologize like crazy and promised I was not giving her kids drugs! LOL It was also another awkard moment because she was like WTH I know you just had surgery and all...but they are like 5..... Then we had a good laugh....
Oh I must be on punked today or something... seriously all of this was within 1 hour.