As I'm sure you are painfully aware, I am just recently back on my thyroid medicine after 5 (horrible) weeks becoming super hypothyroid. A fate I wouldn't wish on my enemy.
The night before I was to start taking them, I lovingly opened the bags and may or may not have sang songs of joy to my husband about them. That is... until I noticed there weren't many pills in the container. Then I read the instructions:
"Take 1 pill daily, alternating with 175 mcg every other day"
I didn't have any 175 mcg pills. And I only have 15 pills to last a month. This meant I was going to run out in 2 weeks and not be able to refill them for a month. I got a mild panic attack.
2 visits to the pharmacy later and the prescription got fixed. The endo had sent in a new prescription for 30 days of the correct dose. All's good.
Except insurance wouldn't fill it because, according to them, I didn't need any more pills for 2 more weeks. (Side Note: Why is my health insurance questioning the advice of my doctor?) I made several calls to Walgreen's. They managed to not fix the problem and I was getting dangerously low on pills.
At this point, I began to feel like a drug addict. And I was seriously questioning my insurance and Walgreen's. Why wouldn't they fill this dang prescription? Were they afraid I was going to sell them? After over a month of hypothyroidism, those pills were like gold to me. Does Synthroid go for a lot of money on the black market? Not that it matters because ain't NO ONE getting mine!
Yesterday I called in the morning. The tech said they would call my insurance and get it figured out. Later that evening, I went to pick the meds up and they weren't ready. Apparently they still needed to call my insurance. They proceeded to call at 6:30 in the evening and then inform me that no one was available to talk to him because they were closed. Duh. That's why I called in the morning!!
I finally got my prescription. And it's a good thing since I was about to start cutting people if I didn't have them in time. Not really. Maybe.