That was last month, so I had a miserable day in bed without meds for one day. So this month I take my script in on the 15th because I turn them in at 28 days in case I have a really bad pain day and have to take and extra. The pharmacist told me it was too early because they go by pick up day not fill day. Is this true? If so, what do you do in the situation of insurance screw ups or maybe life catastrophes not getting meds the same day they are filled?
Unfortunately there's nothing you can do. I've had the same problem in the past. The only way to change the allowable pick up date is if your Dr changes the prescription in some way. Either by adjusting the mgs or changing the count in some way. The only advice I can give you is to try and save a couple by not taking your full dose on days you're having less pain. I know that can be very difficult, but at this point it's the best you can do.
I understand what you are saying.
Never admit to using more than prescribed even if pain was severe and you plan on taking fewer the next day.
You are going against the orders and if you signed a contract you may have a problem.
Make sure you pick up the meds exactly on time or you will be out like Lisa said.
I thought I was doing the right thing by not filling it until the script was up. I did well that month and took half of what I needed.
The following month was hell and I couldn't get any extra despite a phone visit with the doctor who told me to get on top of it with a few extra doses.
Just so you know, chain pharmacies will not fill even if approved by insurance. They go by their date of previous fill date.
I just had a crazy time because I was leaving town and couldn't get it filled until the day after we left.
I ended up in the hospital for 6 days so I don't know how that saved on health care dollars!
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