“I’ll be getting my scripts, and checking them twice. Gotta make sure the doctor has written them right.”
As some of my twitter followers may know by now, I had some problems with some scripts that I needed to have filled last night.
The first problem being that I had misplaced them; I eventually found them in one of my bags, and thought the problem was solved. It wasn’t until I got to CVS at 2:00 a.m. this morning that I found out there was a much bigger problem. The scripts couldn’t be filled because of something the doctor did, or should I say, DID NOT do.
The script for my Metformin was missing a pill strength (500 mg/1000 mg/etc…). And to top it off, the script for one of my heart meds was missing the doctor’s signature. HOW THE HELL DOES THAT HAPPEN? Those are basic requirements on prescription forms. As if I needed any more headaches to go along with my medical problems.
I kind of feel bad for the pharmacist who was on the receiving end my response to being told that I couldn’t have the medicines that I need to keep me alive. She was only doing her job, unlike the doctor who wrote the scripts. She promised a call would be made to the doctor’s office first thing this morning, and the scripts would be this afternoon.
I’ll be going to pick them up during my dinner break.
The moral of this brief rant: when your doctor hands you a script, check it. TWICE!