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Old 02-17-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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How many of you have issues with pharmacy's messing up your medication orders? Or how many of you run into out of stock issues?
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:15 PM   #2
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EVERY . SINGLE . MONTH but I can't change because they're the only ones that take my insurance.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:18 PM   #3
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I'm very thankful that I have never had any issues.
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out of stock a few times ...
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Don't mess with mom and pop pharmacies
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I haven't had issues with messing up my orders since I got Medicare advantage part d and it got even better after ACA as they included more meds. and could use a major pharmaceutical provider. But back before my surgery when I was on major pain meds I had to get the pain meds from a special pharmacy cause the regular one routinely messed it up and had no meds although they should have known in advance that once a month I'd be filling my pain med. I've never had trouble with psych meds. A couple time the manufacturing place changed. But I got them on time and didn't notice a difference. All in all I'm happy with Walgreens but would not recommend them for pain meds. I'm on line and they send me an email that I can renew my meds, I click yes then I get a notice when they are ready. Since useing their email and on line ordering I've never run out of any meds. I get 90 days of all my meds except ambien and that one they also don't send an email, I have to go online and order it.
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All the time at the one pharmacy. They never have anything in stock. I usually go in a few days before my prescription runs out and they always always have to order it specially. Sometimes that can take up to a week and a half or so- and thats after badgering them- which I hate to do. There are often other problems as well too- which they wnt tell me about until Im finally there after a week and a hapf of waiting- which can mean a few additional days of waiting. Its like they wanted to make it as painful as possible. It was like every separate time I went in there would be a new problem. It was ridiculous and would eventually require me going and having to beg for pills in different dosages just to tide me over for a couple of days- and then a couple more days- and then a couple more days. I hated it. I hated having to beg. I felt like a drug seeker. It was only made worse by the one pharmacist who worked at the place (who after the first time I went out of my way to avoid) who asked me what I needed the pills for. I told her bipolar and she rolled her eyes- seriously- and told me that “I could wait, Id ‘probably’ be fine”. Im not that sensitive to that sort of thing but Im kinda ashamed of my mental illness anyways, always feel like I “should be able to just control my emotions” and she was really loud about it and dismissive and it was just- I dont know. It made me feel bad about myself and like maybe I didnt really need the medication and that it was all just a joke. That my illness was a joke.

Anyways. Went out of my way to avoid her while waiting for THAT prescription to come in. But that pharmacy was just an unpleasant experience in general.

After a few months of that I switched to the bigger pharmacy slightly farther away. No problems there. Usually had my prescription in stock and when they dont it takes a day or 2 max for it to come in. So much better.
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I've never had issues with a pharmacy messing up an order, but I have experienced a lot of out of stock issues or other delays. A few times a pharmacy couldn't get one of my medications, period, so I had to call a few to see if they had it. My biggest problem with pharmacies was nasty techs and/pharmacists. I've left pharmacies for that reason.

I get most of my meds through a mail order pharmacy. The advantage is that they give 90 day supplies and are often (not always) cheaper. I don't like the bureaucracy of them.

I get my benzos and short-term meds (or ones going through frequent dose changes) from a brick and mortar pharmacy. Even though they are often out of stock, I can still usually get the med the next day. Mail order takes days to get to me.

I have actually switched to a mom and pop pharmacy from big name chains. I like my new pharmacy, though I know not all mom and pop joints are as good.

Note: Being manic while at a pharmacy can lead to a bad situation. I had one pharmacist basically accusing me of wanting to abuse a benzo (which wasn't true). That same pharmacist almost called the police on me for a statement I made, which was not that bad. I think some pharmacists judge some customers based on their diagnoses that they can easily guess. Don't think they're all caring people. Some stigmatize a lot! I must say that to some degrees my behavior was aggressive and inappropriate a number of times because of disinhibition/irritability, but pharmacy staff should be aware that people they see are sick and/or upset by a myriad of things. Going to pharmacies multiple times per month is rough. Just the stress of being on loads of meds is rough! I'm actually on three fewer bipolar meds than I used to be on.

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I've never had any issues as far as I'm aware of, Guiness187055, but I know other people have had very different experiences. It's a shame that so many people are having problems with pharmacies messing up their meds or running out of stock. That shouldn't happen. It's also terrible that some pharmacists would judge you based on your diagnosis... they should know better than that. I'm so sorry you've had to deal with those terrible experiences, BirdDancer and Under*Over It's already hard to take meds by itself. If you're having problems with this as well, Guiness187055, I'm so sorry. You're definitely not alone in this, as this thread has already shown. I hope things will get better soon for you all. Remember that we're here for you if you need it. Feel free to PM me anytime. Let me know if I can do something to help you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this
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I've never had any issues as far as I'm aware of, Guiness187055, but I know other people have had very different experiences. It's a shame that so many people are having problems with pharmacies messing up their meds or running out of stock. That shouldn't happen. It's also terrible that some pharmacists would judge you based on your diagnosis... they should know better than that. I'm so sorry you've had to deal with those terrible experiences, BirdDancer and Under*Over It's already hard to take meds by itself. If you're having problems with this as well, Guiness187055, I'm so sorry. You're definitely not alone in this, as this thread has already shown. I hope things will get better soon for you all. Remember that we're here for you if you need it. Feel free to PM me anytime. Let me know if I can do something to help you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this
Its much better now! My two other phramacies I use are much better. I can usually get my medication the same day at the one and a few days later max at the other (I move around for school- so different pharmacies)

I really shouldnt have tolerated the other pharmacy as long as I did- every experience was ridiculously awful- but I like to give the benefit of the doubt. But my new pharmacies are so so much better than that one that I really could have saved myself a lot of stress to have just switched right away.

Anyways. Thank you. You seem like a very nice and sweet person and I really think your posts are consistently just wonderful.

I agree too- I hate that some pharmacies are so bad. Really- its not that hard just to treat everyone with dignity and decency... and its sad when people in any sort of health care profession cant do that.
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