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nenene123 Says:

This is 320mg Factive. It is an antibiotic commonly used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Side effects include diarrhea, headache, confusion.

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Verwon Says:

You know, it is so nice to have someone else here with me now, so when I am offline for a day or so, the boards aren't swamped with a bunch of people getting frustrated because they didn't get their answers yet.

That is what I used to deal with here all the time. Yesterday, was a bad day for me, and I just wasn't able to get back online after I got back from my doc's appointment Nene.

You won't believe what I did, well yeah, you probably will believe it, talk about forgetful though, geez. I knew we had to leave here by 9 as our family doc's office is over an hour and a half away from us, and you never know what morning traffic will be like in some of the towns we have to go through on I319, maybe its I219, I don't remember, I don't drive. Anyway, I needed to take my next Morphine 12 hour dose at around 10am, so I put the pills I would need to take in an empty prescription bottle so I could just throw them in my purse and take them with me, but not carry all the bottles. So we are in the car, I see the bank sign in one town that it is almost ten, open my purse to look for them and guess where that bottle was? Still sitting here on the computer desk where I had set it down after I put them in there. Geez. So now, that meant now pills until we got back here to Punxsy, which was also going to be a bit, because on the way back I had to stop at the pharmacy and get my new fills, and I knew if I went home first to take them, I was not getting up and going back out that door last night to go anywhere. Anyway, I get to the docs office, actually almost half an hour early, because traffic was much lighter than usual, then I barely sat in the waiting room for 5 minutes, before they took me back, and I thought well this is great, I will get done and get out of here early, before my pain gets too bad without my meds. It was just the routine monthly med check up, so nothing that was going to take a lot of time. But then the CRNP that I see got held up with another patient who was having some severe medical issues and I sat in there, on that stupid hard table for over an hour waiting for her. AUGH!

Then I am totally miserable, so when we get to the pharmacy, all the techs and pharmacists were standing around talking, no one filling anything and no line of people waiting, so I said to Andy, just my luck, how much do you want to bet they still hold me up forever to fill these things, I had my four new scrips and needed a refill on something else. We had added a steroid pack to see if we can get the swelling down in my hip some and maybe get a few less painful days, I have already tried the shots, and they make it feel better for a day or two, but that is it. So she figured if the pills help for a longer time period, that is something she can prescribe once in awhile to give me longer relief when my hip acts up again.

Anyway, so I give them the scrips, and ask for the refill I needed. The pharmacy has a good clearance aisle with really cheap stuff, usually a lot of snacks and such because they are maybe only a week or two from the expiration date. So we picked up some stuff and looked around for awhile, then Andy said he was going out to wait in the car and listen to music, and I decided to sit in one of the chairs over at the pharmacy and wait as I couldn't keep walking around, I mean I was in total misery by now, and I had even remembered my cane, but it wasn't helping much. Well wouldn't you know, there were people who came in AFTER me with new scrips who get out of their well BEFORE me, because they gave my scrips to the danged pharmaceutical major who is doing his internship there. Now, I understand he is new at this and still learning, but he is lower than a snail, he even took 45minutes to mix the sterile water in the antibiotic powder when we had to get my son's scrips. Then of course, since he isn't really officially license first, just doing an internship as part of his schooling credits, he has to take everything out to the head pharmacist and then you have to wait while he double checks everything, makes sure the dosage is correct, the labeling is correct, with the necessary warning labels, and he also has to recount all the pills, before he can authorize the prescriptions and give them to me. So yes, even though they weren't busy when I went in, I ended up being there over an hour, and we stopped at Sheetz so my DH could run in for something, so we didn't get home until just a little before 3.

I got here, we grabbed the mail, Andy handed me a drink, I swallowed my pills, then threw together a few sandwiches for us to eat, and hit my bed for the rest of the night. Only got up when I had to go the bathroom.

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nenene Says:

wow what a day! I would not have tolerated the pharmacy wait but that's just the way I am. When someone who came in after me got out before me I would have had to walk up and ask about it, explain to them I was in a lot of pain and that I needed to get home to rest. The doctor's office should have been more sensible too. I would have asked to go back out to the waiting room. See what I mean when I say, people should say what they mean?

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Verwon Says:

I have tried that before, they just make an excuse that they are very busy, and if I come in with new scrips, I can't expect to have them in a hurry, blah blah blah. It is sad to think that I switched to this one, because the pharmacy we used to use was Rite Aid and their branch here in Punxsy was very slow and the pharmacists very rude.

One day, back when my pain was still mulder and I was on Darvocet, I went in to get my refill, and they kept me waiting over and hour. Not because they were busy, but because they had one of those computerized filling machines and something was wrong with it. It was so mad, because my bottle was already filled, all they had to do was put the cap on it, hand it to me and have me sign for it, but they kept me sitting there waiting while they fiddled with the dang computer, like that couldn't wait until I had left.

Another time I was in there, the pharmacist was telling me I was too young to need a pain killer, it wasn't any of her business, but I tried to be polite and just tell her why I needed it, so then she went on a diatribe that I shouldn't be laid up by this, there are ways to fix it now and etc. Like my doctor hadn't already looked into this stuff, I mean, if there were another option, I would gladly take it.

Another day my husband went in, dropped of a scrip, they said it might be a few minutes, so he told them he was going to go do something and wouldn't be back for about an hour anyway. He went down to the local campus where he had taken classes for his first two semesters, played pull with some friends of his that were still and he hadn't seen since going to the main campus and was actually there for almost 2 hours. Then on his way home, he ran back into the pharmacy for his scrip, and it still wasn't ready!!!

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Verwon Says:

Oh and the managers of both stores have heard about this, trust me.

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nenene123 Says:

My pharmacy always gets on my case about giving my 14 year old daughter hydrocodone for her severe migraine headaches but we have no choice but to use it. She has had migraines since she was 2 years old, and we have tried all medications, even all the adult one to try and prevent the migraines and/or to treat them. So far, only the hydrocodone seems to work for them. She is allergic to NSAIDS which really limits us. You would think as a pharmacist that I already did all research possible and tried everything else possible first, but the pharmacy techs just dont think I guess. I hate using medication like that but I hate seeing her with a serious migraine for 1-3 days at a time! It is horrible to see a kid going through that. Usually, with the hydrocodone we can lick the headache in 4-12 hrs instead. She gets one about once a week which is often but the specialists dont know what else to do. We were hoping she would outgrow them but since she started her period they have gotten even worse. Oh well, we just have to do what we think is best.

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Verwon Says:

Yes, and if it were me, I would tell the pharmacists to shut up. They do not know your child's full medical history like you did, and as you well know, they do not have all the same training as doctors, so they can't possibly know. All they do is read that it isn't recommended for a certain age or something, and they want to have a fit over it.

Many pharmacists, present company completely excluded from this of course, develop an ego/god complex and think they know better about everything.

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