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What? Can my primary doctor cancel a prescription ordered by a specialist?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

And no one told me until I called pharmacy inquiring why it was taking so long to renew my prescription.

The pharmacy told me the prescription for sleep was discontinued by both a specialist and my primary care doctor.

After several complaints to the pharmacy it turned out to be an error and apparently a lot o doctors are having problems with the new computer system of odering prescriptions. Eventually (after over a week) I did finally receive the refill for the medicine which helps me sleep. . emoticon
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  • MCGS62
    It sounds like youneed to consult both of those doctors and insist that you are informed of those kinds of decisions..
    1895 days ago
    Doesn't seem right, but without knowing there side of the story it's hard to tell why they did it that way. Be sure when you find out on monday to let us know. With my memory problems I sometimes forget what or when a person told me something, so I'm not big on accusing anyone of not telling me something. LOL
    1895 days ago
    That is the very reason my husband has his heart specialist prescribe all his medications including the ones for his diabetes. His primary didn't like what his heart specialist was prescribing so he just cut her out of that loop. I hope that you are able to get it straightened out with phone calls, or at the very least a prescription good until you can get in to see someone.
    1895 days ago
    Someone dropped the ball here. Hope you get it straighened out.
    1896 days ago
    Wow! What is going on with your doctors! Do they communicate with each other? If they don't or won't and they won't keep you up to date either it may be time to seek other help. It definitely was unprofessional.
    I feel for you and the difficulty it will cause you. When I first had my leg amputated I had "phantom" pains and spasms and had to use Flexeril. I also used a progressive relaxation technique my PT taught me where you consciously tighten then relax your muscles one body part at a time from toes to head. It did help, but I still was glad of the medicine to help with the spasms while I had them. It isn't pleasant to just stop it cold. Nor I imagine is it particularly healthy for you to suddenly stop a sleeping pill you have been taking for a year. I hope you get this sorted asap. emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

    1896 days ago
    Granted, there may be a legitimate reason behind that action, but still - if your sleep is being negatively impacted in any way as a result, that is unacceptable as sleep is so vital to good health! And the lack of communication - that's soooooo NOT a good thing to leave you in the lurch like that!



    I hope you get satisfaction and proper treatment/service ASAP!
    1896 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2013 7:55:28 PM
    Courtesy would be nice. I'm not sure what faith you are, but saying the rosary helps me sleep, or sometimes self hypnosis....It would seem that self hypnosis could also help with the fibromyalgia....(it's not crazy hocus pocus like what we grew up with with cartoons, rather, a complete relaxation technique-where mentally you calm yourself and ease/force pain from your body)
    1896 days ago
    I agree, they should have talked to you about it first. Hopefully, you can get an appointment with one of them as soon as possible to get things straightened out.

    I have health issues which cause me to have sleep problems and chronic pain also, so I feel for you; especially when you can't sleep, that makes the pain issues worse; at least it does for me.
    1896 days ago
  • SKY214
    If you can't get anywhere with the doctors, it may be time to think about changing them. Good luck.

    Is there not anyone who is on call for them when they are not available?
    1896 days ago
    You do need to talk with your doctors and deal with these issues. My son and I have had problems like that in the past and when we discuss them with the doctors, they are usually straightened out. Good luck with getting things settled.
    1896 days ago
    Hope you can work it out with your doctors.it amzes me how non feeling some of them can be with their patients.
    1896 days ago
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