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So incredibly angry.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

So, last night while I was getting my meds ready for the morning, I left my reading glasses on. As I put the two separate doses in my hand, I noticed writing on the pills. So I looked at the writing. Then I compared the pills in each bottle, to what the bottle is labeled as.
So, for the past 2 -4 weeks, when I thought I was dispensing a 30mg pill of active thyroid hormone, it was a 60mg. When I thought I was dispensing a 60mg, it was a 30mg.
So when I was taking 2 60mg pills (120mg), I was actually taking 60mg total (not enough). When I took a 60mg and 2 30mg, I was actually taking 150mg. No wonder I've been all over the board... days when I couldn't stay awake, days when i felt manic and couldn't sleep... all because the pharmacy mixed up my pills!

I'm so angry I'm shaking. It was all I could do to NOT swear while I was typing this up.

I switched the pills to their proper bottles, and then this morning I called the pharmacy. They're going to look into what happened and call me back.

Furious! Livid! I'm sure you get the idea.

Oh, and when I explained to my husband, he told me to just follow the doctor's orders and calm down. I don't think he understands the seriousness. What if I had decided to take 4 30mg pills? That's 240mg of active thyroid hormone. It could have caused heart palpitations or triggered a thyroid storm - both can be deadly.

Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!
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    Yes you do need to calm down, but that doesn't mean "let it go". You can better address the problem calmly, because it IS a potentially deadly problem.
    1073 days ago
    Oh my goodness I am so happy you are OK and you caught that amazing
    1073 days ago
    Omgoodness, now think of the elderly who know nothing of their medication.... Advocate for yourself all the time!!
    1073 days ago
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