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Pharmacist Refusing To Fill My Script Of Suboxone. What Do I Do???
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Jaime Says:
 
I wet to my doc 7 days early because of running out early. I took my new script to pharmacy and said, this is early so I won't be using insurance. My doc said you can call him if necessary. Well no one wanted to. They filled two per day for three days. On the third day I asked to fill the rest on insurance for the next day. I was one day early. When I called the next morning to have my daily two filled the pharmacy manager said no we won't be filling it for another 5 days. Go to the ER for your withdrawals but don't come here because I won't give it to you. Has this happened to anyone else????

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jolter Says:
 
Hi bklnbella, Good for you. Allways be polite but don,t be afraid to speak up if your not being treated right.
As for the young ones working there, just ignore them.
Addiction may hit one of there loved one someday and then they,ll learn.

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Bklynbella Says:
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Thanks for the kick in the butt to stand up for ourselves. The owner of the small town pharmacy I go to is very nice but his workers do look at me like u fkn junkie. I'm going to take your stand & speak up!

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Ash Says:
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Hey John I'm the same way, it seems my brain functioning is slowly becoming what it first used to be. I can't remember certain life experiences, events both prior to using and while I was. They say using opiates long term can actually cause minor and serious brain damage/injury. I've read numerous studies claiming even prolonged use of suboxone is known to cause it and can cause normal brain functioning and firing to slowly return to normal over a course of ten years if at all.

If you are on suboxone now or have been for awhile it seems to dull my senses and wit very much, even on low doses and I take as little as possible to cope. Then I practice cognitive brain exercises daily, read constantly and practice grounding exercises at least an hour a day to keep my perception accute and avoid the spacey, disassociated feelings I get from both PTSD/BPD and my opiate use. It helps having a father who treats brain injury and PTSD so I do have direct professional help without the financial expenses.

Just read up on your problems and you will find ways to function, progress and hopefully recover from the damage like i hope to one day.

Good luck!

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Chookygirl Says:
 
I agree, it's exactly the same as someone who is still using, leaving needles or drugs lying around for an inquisitive two year old to stumble upon. I live in Australia, I pick up from a clinic, the last thing they say to me as they hand me my month's supply is "please make sure you keep this stored safely away from children etc". By the way, just on the general theme of pharmacists treating addicts badly, I have found here that it's all about the way you present yourself, I get nothing but respect and friendly support from the people at my clinic, they know my kids, they know I work and provide clean urines, hence why I can pick up a month's worth at a time. My partner also picks up monthly and is treated with nothing but respect. If you act like a drug addict, chuck tantrums when they won't fill your script early and stuff like that, then of course they will treat you like a drug addict, because YOURE ACTING LIKE ONE!!!!

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Chookygirl Says:
 
I have to agree with you, I keep my Suboxone WELL away from my two year old's curious little fingers, I would never live with myself if he somehow took them. I don't know if it's true that her child threw them out...seems a bit convenient. I think sometimes people take more than their daily dose to try and feel better (or something)...knowing I will never run out makes me feel just fine!!! Keep to your daily dose and you shouldn't have to be hoping that some pharmacist will fill your script early. I live in Australia, and even though I get my Sub for free from a clinic, it's still VERY strictly controlled, no excuse under the sun will make them fill your script early here if you run out, too bad too sad. I'm going to be picking up from a pharmacist soon so will start costing me about $30 per month. From what I've been reading, we have it REALLY good in Australia, nowhere near as expensive as other countries. Suboxone gave me my life back, never again to I have to "chemist shop" or "doctor shop". I'm done with that behaviour and have been for years.

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JohnR Says:
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Wow I'm not trying to be nosey . so please don't take offense , but did you become a school teacher before or after you got addicted ? It just seems like ever since I've gotten addicted that it is so hard for me to learn anything new ,and the apathy makes college or anything else that much harder . Again I'm not trying to be nosey It just gives me hope when I see people like you who accomplish such great things with this huge "monkey" on their back.

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Chookygirl Says:
 
That's because you are on such a high dose!!!! The half-life is incredibly long so therefore makes sense that you wouldn't feel anything for four days as your receptors are soaked in the stuff....ask somebody who takes 2 or 4mg a day and they will tell you a very different story...probably would start feeling gross after 1 day max.

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Kim Says:
 
Another South Carolinian here - Columbia to be exact!

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Keikee Says:
 
Dang CeCe! You go girl! That pharmacist was WAY out of line. You should file a complaint! What an a#@ hole!!!!!!

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Keikee Says:
 
Oh dear Jaime, I'm too sorry to hear you're dealing with this! Gosh. Dang it! Nothing can be done about it at this point. You pretty much own it so no reason to deny you screwed up and you're SO sorry! I know this, you know it & your Dr knows it(?) Could you go to your Dr explain what the pharmacy is doing to you? I don't think I'm really clear on why the pharmacy even gave you the three days worth in the first place. What reason did you give your dr for needing the script early? Depending on that, perhaps you could explain to her what the pharmacy is doing to you and could she either give you a new script for a month or give you a script for the amount the pharmacy owes you. Then I'd hightail it over to your new pharmacy. Secondly, I don't know as I'd have right off the bat given a dissertation as to the fact ït's early so I'll be paying cash". Might've been better to say nothing and let the script go thru the channels, you never know, if all your stars where in line and the moon was in gemini……it's a long shot I know but things happen! Once last year I took my adderall script in 5 days early, it was weirdly dead quiet in the pharmacy. The pharmacist took my script. I didn't say anything to the her but stood there at the window while she typed into the computer, after 60 seconds I quietly said ït's a few days early, I hope it goes thru" Couple seconds later she goes "it went thru!!". "It DID?!" I exclaimed. She gives me this big smile, fills the script & I'm on my way in ten minutes! God, I love that woman. LOL For future reference, have you ever heard of a vacation override? A vacation override in regards to your insurance that is! Your Dr obviously had no problem giving you the script a week early, no? Once or twice a year, depending on your insurance carrier, you can call the patient rep for the Rx dept explain you're going to some tropical island like um… St Maartin or Kitts or even that you're going to Disney World with your kids/grandkids. Because you can't get that stuff filled out of state and you must have it & it's once lifetime trip for you, you're gonna need your medication filled early. Be prepared to say what date you'll be returning and be prepared to make sure the date is well beyond the date you'll run out of the medication. Usually if the Dr and Insurance co approve it, you can talk the pharmacist into it. Lastly, and this is no lecture but if you're running out early perhaps it's time to reassess your medication as it's no longer working as well as before. Best of luck to you Jaime!

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Kim Says:
 
I live in SC as well and you're right - once I started dealing with a local pharmacy rather than a big chain, my experience improved a lot. Of course they're still weird, but I guess there's no avoiding that. I just don't understand what difference filling the script one day early makes in the great scheme of things. I'm having to postpone going on vacation next week because of this (because if you've ever had to deal with getting your script filled in another state, I know from experience it's not worth the headache).

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Alejandro Says:
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Kid threw it out? Really? Did the dog eat your homework? I'm sober since 2001, I take suboxone, I've never run out, or "lost" them because that's what I have to do. How scary is it that your children have access to your narcotics? If that's true shame on you. Trying hard to fly straight? Wah wah wah. I've got three kids and a wife and a career. Stop whining and looking for pity and "trying" do what needs to be done and suck it up

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jolter Says:
 
Hi,Cee Cee, Some people can be real jerks. If that ever happens again ask to speak to there manager. If they are the manager ask to speak to there superior. You could also call the main company. No one should be treated rudely.

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Cee Cee Says:
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Hello, I have had that same issue in a big chain pharmacy, I was told I would not be allowed to wait! I said I see other people waiting for their scripts ! And the pharmacist replied, go home I'll call you when you can pick it up. She also told me she would have to call my dr. For pre authorization even though I had been with this pharmacy for about a yr. then she said it could take hours or even days as they are very busy! What? But it's already 30 days ! I went home very upset! Then I decided to go back and politely ask for my script back! I went to a different pharmacy and had it filled no problem!

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greg Says:
 
I try to get xanax 3 days after refill date. They refuse to admit I called ahead for the refill. This causes me SHEAR PANICK! I lost my job, was in a fight at a red light. Went back out and used again......now I am dying. None of these docs and pharma s***s care at all, just want money. Same as my dealer!

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Ash Says:
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Even though they feel as if a recovering addict is somehow less than a normal patient these treatments are getting ridiculous. Plenty of people are also prescribed suboxone and methadone for pain management and I've heard they've been treated as addicts are as well. It's not okay for anyone to treat you badly for getting your life together. Employees and companies have corporate, state and federal oversights, you need to stand up for yourself!

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DaVille MA Says:
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call your doctor and call your insurance company and they will make them fill it early or go to the manager of the pharmacy or call headquarters, if you report him to headquarters the pharmacist who refused to fill it early, they can lose their job they have no right to refuse when a doctor already said it was alright to be filled early a doctor always overrides the pharmacist all the time. the pharmacist is just being disrespectful because he knows that you're a former addict.

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Ash Says:
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I don't understand? They won't fill because you're a new customer of the pharmacy? I've never had an issue like that or heard of it. If that's the real reason they gave it isn't credible, or possibly legal, what pharmacy is this, a large chain or small privately owned business?

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jolter Says:
 
Hi Kat, I don,t know what state Roane County is in but if you can get to a CVS pharmacy or a Rite Aid pharmacy and you have a proper ID they should be able to fill it. If you don,t have insurance tell them upfront your paying with cash. Some pharmacys will break up a prescription like sell you a weeks worth if you don,t have all the money at one time. You could try getting a hold of Dr. who wrote prescription and maybe he could call a pharmacy. If all else fails maybe you could go to ER at hospital with your ID and prescription and tell them whats happening. Possibly they could fill it there. I don,t know for sure. Good Luck.

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kat Says:
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I can't get my suboxone filled they all say I am new so they won't fill what do I do live in roane county

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