k a r y n . m a r i e (thetopdown) wrote in bad_service,
k a r y n . m a r i e

I suppose it's not horrible service, but I just really hate when the pharmacy techs try to play doctor.

I've been having some issues with my anti-depressant lately (that it made me gain 30 lbs in 3 months, basically) and I asked my doctor to switch me. I can't go on SSRI drugs (prozac, paxil, etc) because they make me even more nuts than I already am. He put me on Wellbutrin SR 150mg, which is all well and good, but it's $80 a month because I have no insurance. So I ask him to call in something different for this reason. He does, and I call the pharmacy.

Me: Hi, I'd like to see if a script has been called in.
Pharm Tech: Name?
Me: tasteofdesire. Can you tell me how much the new script costs? I wanted to switch off for a less expensive one.
Pharm: Ah, I see. Well, it appears that the script that your doctor called in is actually MORE expensive than the one you were on previously.
Me: Okay. Just out of curiousity, how much more?
Pharm: it's VERY expensive.
Me: How much?
Pharm: VEEEEERY expensive.
Me: Fine. Nevermind then, I'll stick with the old one.
Pharm: You know, you could always go on Paxil.
Me: Excuse me?
Pharm: If you need a cheap anti-depressant. Paxil is cheap.
Me: I can't use any SSRI, unfortunately. I know they're cheaper, but I'll just have to work it out somehow, because I can't use them.
Pharm: How about Prozac? Prozac is cheap, too!
Pharm: *sounds offended* Well how am *I* supposed to know that?

I promptly hung up. Won't be going to THAT pharmacy anymore!

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