Monday, December 7, 2009

So that cold....

UM yeah I don't have a cold. I have bronchitis and walking pneumonia. Thankfully I got some antibiotics and narcotic cough syrup and will probably start feeling better in a few days.

The cough syrup? It's called Tussiniox and it works GREAT but it cost me $50 which royally pisses me off. :( There are tons of cough syrups with codeine in them that are available in generic and on my insurance company's formulary but nope the PA at my doctor's office prescribed this one with no generic.

So at the pharmacy they tell me I can go back to the doctor and ask them to prescribe something else and bring the prescription back with me and they will fill it, but they can't call and get it changed because it is for a controlled substance and I felt so sick and just wanted to go home and go back to bed that I paid the extra $40 and just took it.

Stupid addicts and their drug seeking behaviors make it difficult for people who are truly sick to get what they need.

4 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

hope you feel better really soon.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Ugh! So sorry to hear that; I hope you feel better soon.

I've been in a similar situation at the pharmacy. Once I cried at the counter and they took care of it for me. I made that pharmacist cookies at Christmas.

sunshine said...

Hope that you feel better soon!

((Hugs))
Laura

Debbie said...

That sucks! Feel better.