Been out of a medicine (LDN) I've been taking for MS, since early last week. Went to the doctor's office om Friday because they wouldn't refill is w/o seeing me first. Then they wrote the "new" prescription refill wrong. Called the office on Friday afternoon last week and left a urgent message. Went and talked to them in PERSON on Saturday, have called the office AGAIN today, and I STILL haven't heard a fucking word! :-(
Called again and talked to a nurse about it today (Tues.), who talked to the doctor, who wouldn't rewrite
the prescription for 3 mg. because that medicine "only comes in 50 mg.
tablets". DUH! That's why I have it COMPOUNDED with 3 mg. of the
tablet with the rest being filler to fill
the CAPSULE. Not a tablet!! The nurse then told me that the doctor
doesn't want to have a pharmacy in Florida (where I've been getting refills for 5 yrs) do the compounding for
someone in Texas. I then told her, "Walgreen's does compounding right
here in Austin". Yet the doctor INSISTED that I just split the tablet in
quarters and then take 1 quarter in the morning and one in the evening.
Again, I told the nurse that I would then be taking 12.5 mg. twice a day
after I've been taking 3 mg/day for 5 years. I once took 4.5 mg/day
and it was TOO MUCH, so I refuse to take 12.5 mg doses twice a day! The
doctor told the nurse that she didn't understand why the doctor she is
replacing would prescribe only 3 mg doses (50 mg tablet form is to help heroin addicts kick their habit, which I don't have). That's when I told the nurse
that he didn't, he just wrote a refill for it because a doctor in
Missouri had been writing it for 3 mg capsules for the last 5 years.
SIGH. I told the nurse to give the doctor the URL for the site explaining
the medicine and reasons for that dosage, then I faxed them/her the first
page of the web site. If push comes to shove, I do have a appointment
with a neurologist in November a few weeks from now. Although I've been
completely out of said medicine since early last week Maybe I don't really need it anyway. I do want to change clinics though!