Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Urgh....

I know that I have no basis to complain about what I am about to complain about, but I'm going to anyway. I understand that a pharmacy can't take medicine back, because goodness knows they have no way of knowing what on earth was done to said medicine once it left the safety of their store. I get that. What I don't like is that I now have a 90-day supply of maintenace medicine that won't do me any good because it's not a large enough dose. To continue taking it means that I will not feel any better, and may in fact start to feel worse. On top of that, I paid for 90 days of medicine that I can't use and now I have to go back and buy the correct medicine, for another 3-month copay.

Can I just say that this ticks me off? Why didn't the doctor double check the dosage I was on in the first place? Why do I have to be the one to check this out? How am I supposed to pay for another 90 days of medicine? I suppose I could get just a 30-day supply, but it is cheaper to buy it in 90 days increments. It's frustrating.

I'll bet that the meds I got cost the store a fraction of the price I paid for it; why can't I just return them and get the right one? What am I suposed to do with 90 useless pills?


Rant over.

4 comments:

Kay Day said...

I guess your new dose isn't big enough to double up on the old? or cut them in half and take 1 1/2?

Bet said...

Unfortunately, no. I thought of that, too, but that won't work. He just upped it 18 mcg. Bummer!

Irish Eyes said...

What a pain. My prescription was costing me 30.00 per month, WITH insurance, and now i don't have any insurance, non at all, and the SAME meds from the SAME prescription cost me 12.00. I asked the dr. and he said that most prescriptions cost less than a co-pay. Maybe you can ask how much they are via cash.

Bet said...

Well, now that's interesting. Am I the only one who thinks that is messed up, though?