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1/25/12 6:20 P

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Thanks, Sunnyarizona., I am on the mend. Yes, this happened to me in Jamaica.....3 weeks ago. On reflection, I wondered if my regular pharmacist would have picked up on the potential/deadly drug interaction. I wasn't feeling well that day and there is a pharmacy inside the doctor's office so I used those facilities instead.

A lot of people still can't believe such negligence...sad part is that he was highly recommended, I know a number of his patients who are friends of mine and he charges twice what other GPs charge. I was just betrayed by my doctor....and the sad part is that, he has not apologised for his negligence.

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1/24/12 11:24 P

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This happened in JAMACA?????

Either way, such that happened to you is negelance on someones part.....ASK the pharmacist why they did not catch, that those meds taken together, could KILL YOU!!!!

The Dr. can prescribe, but the Phamacist's is supposed to GUARD against this kind of thing happening.

It would cost too much to go after these people....you will have to really be careful and be your OWN ADVOCATE in the future....

Been a nurse for 50 years, and am STILL seeing things that just floor me....Glad you are ok now....

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"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


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Approx. 3 weeks ago I came down with the flu and went to see my GP. He prescribed a mirad of medication including antibiotics. The following day, I decided I was not staying home but would go into office for our first management meeting for the year. With breakfast I took my bp meds as usual along with the flu medication.

About 5 minutes after reaching the office that morning, I collapsed and was gasping for air. A few minutes later I revived and saw the EMT team around me. They had to be called in where they checked and noted that I was low on oxygen and my bp had fallen to 64/45. I told them that this reading was not correct and upon reaching the clinic, they used another machine to test...but that machine could not give a reading as my bp was very low. They also did an ECG as well and I was placed on oxygen and had to be rushed to the Emergency Room at a local hospital. During the drive to the hospital, the nurse who accompanied me finally got hold of my doctor who had the nerve to deny knowing me and having seen me as a patient. He later called back to confirm the medication he had prescribed the day before and this info. was given to the ER Doctor. Having placed me on oxygen, checking my bp which was unchanged, I was hooked up on a drip and blood samples were taken for the lab to test. When questioned, the ER doctor realized that my bp meds were in conflict with my flu meds. which resulted in a sudden drop in bp. and loss of oxygen.

My primary care physician had requested that I visit him upon leaving the hospital which I did the following day and he had the nerve to tell me how lucky I am because the low bp could have caused me to go into cardiac arrest or suffer a major stroke, that he knows that one of my bp meds is known to conflict with the medication he prescribed with no apology whatsoever and had the nerve to charge me for a full visit plus an injection to take down a fever of 102.7 at a cost of $4,600. To add insult to injury, after a week, I was not feeling better and decided not to go back to him....so I had to go back to the ER Doctor, who prescribed another set of medication, which has brought me back to recovery.

Normally, I do a drug search on medication prescribed by doctors..but as I was not feeling well, this time I didn't ....and it almost landed me in the morgue.

Patients need to be vigilant of the doctors chosen and be aware of the medication prescribed....and ask questions. Unfortunately, doctors are not really sued for malpractice or negligence in Jamaica.


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