script for Tramodal lost by chemist so annoyed.

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Hi all,

i am so annoyed, went for my monthly script at chemist this morning and like a fool did not check what they ordered.  when i got home and opend the bag i noticed that my Tramodol was not there.  i checked the sheet in the bag to see when this was last orded and it was dated the same as the rest of my meds.  i rang the chemist to ask about this and they said that they did not have a script for Tramadol and for me to ring doctors, which was easier said than done.  so after 45mins of trying script line i rang and spoke to receptionist i explained that i had a script for tramodol which was dated 30th June which the chemist have said they do not have.  she asked if she could ring me back after she rang chemist which she did.  you can not beleive what she said, she told me that the script had been issued and was collected yesterday at 8.35am and that the chemist would ask their driver when he came back if he had it.  she then said once chemist had spoke to the driver they would ring surgery back and for them to contact me afterwards.  well she did ring back and told me that a new script had been issued and would be ready for me tomorrow.

this bothers me as this is a controlled drug so WHERE has it gone?  has anyone else had this happen to them, it frightens me incase they think i am pulling the wool over their eye and trying to get a script i am not entitled to.

kind regards

janet

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  • Posted

    Just had the same problem with my Surgery, ordered presciption  and 2days later find my Dr. Has not sent electronically to Pharmacy.

    life is full of people not doing their job properly.

    am having the worst flare I have ever had, I am sure a lot of it due to withdrawal effects from Duloxetine, awful nausea, muscle pain, balance, fog. I could go on,

    but I feel too awful.

    Went to a group for Anxiety yesterday and found I was the only one who turned up, and i was feeling really bad.

    Forcing myself to eat, through lack of appetite, does this affect anyone else, had no appetite for over 12 months now and it is really getting me down.

     

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      Hi there,

      thank you for your reply.  the worst thing is that the script was not sent electronically as Tramodol is a controlled drug and cannot be ordered that way.  it was an actual paper script.  so it has been lost between gp surgery and the chemist.

      i to suffer from lack a appertite and at times my husband has to literally force me to eat, strange though i am gaining weight fast.  i have gone from 8st 4lb now i am just over 12st.  think this may have something to do with some of my medication (Gabapentin). this is getting me down as i never before ha a problem with weight even after having 3 children i went straight back to my normal weight. we have a holiday booked for September and some how i need to loose weight.  i used to do Zumba but have had to stop.

      i thnk most of use suffer from some sort of anxiety and find ways to overcome this.  positive thinking helps so dont feel that you are alone with this.

      kind regards

      janet

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      Sorry to hear about your mix up. Im on Gabapentin also, since March. I only take it at night because of how sleepy it makes me at work and Ive gained 7 lbs. Ive never been overweight either. Not likeing this at all!
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      Chemists can be really bad with their mistakes and believe me they do make them, that was awful, making out they had been collected?! I work in mental health and once we were given meds for a patient by the social worker, said 28 diazepam on the bottle. When we booked them in after social worker had gone, we counted them. There was only 23. Me and my colleague were under suspicion! Social worker blamed us cos she didnt wanna get the blame, but obviously it was the pharmacy. We were so annoyed! I got my last script the other day and panicked when i read the pharmacy label cos they'd labelled it 160 mg fenofibrate. I knew it should be 267 so was cursing them, but when I looked inside it was 267. They labelled it wrong! I have found other peoples repeats in my bag so I know what everyone takes! 
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      hi there,

      i know what it feels like when controlled drugs go astray. i was a senior care assistant and part of my job discription was that i deal with all medication, including controlled drugs suchas Tamazipam.  when we andministored the we had to count them before and after and have a second signature on the MAR sheets and cotrolled drugs book.  on occassions the numbers did not tally (othere seniors also dispensed meds) which caused problems and all sorts of paper work. 

      we had to do course and exam to receive certificate that allowed us to handle medication.

      the worrying thing for me is that the script has to be somewhere and will it cause problems when i go to have my script filled.

      kind regards

      janetwink

       

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      hi there,

      i am thinking that i may have a word with my GP about coming off my Gabapentin as i haev to do something abput my weight.  it is causing problems with my lower back and legs.  will alos have a work with the Rheumatologist on Monday at my first appointment to see what theythink.

      kind regards

      janet

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      My rheumatologist doesnt have a clue about fibromyalgia and just told me to take co codamol and tramadol. Has the gabapentin helped at all? I dont think it helped with me, i just remember the extra weight alarming me! What area are you in?
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      Hi there,

      i have been on gabapetin for over 2 years now and take 3x300mg 3x a day which is a lot i am hoping that the Rheumatologist will take me off it as it does very little for pain as i have to take Tramodol 50mg to help with breakthrough pain as well as Amatryptiline 50mg at night.  i am not  100% sure if it is the Gabapentin that is soley to blame for my weight  as i also have an unactive thyroid and to 100mcg of thyroxine a day this has been well controlled as i haev been at this level for 2 years now.

      i live in Northumberland.

      kind regards

      janet smile

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    • Posted

      Do they have any fibro specialists up there? I am on the Wirral and we don't here, but one of my occy health docs was a fibro specialist and he told me to put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the bath. I have only just bought it. It smells lovely in the bath but do hope it does something more than smell nice cos it was expensive, but will last ages! He also said to try to do some exercises , stretching, but not in a position to do that at the moment, mainly bedbound.

      i just stopped the gabapentin myself and told them why, tried pregabalin too but I slept forever on that! Just want enough energy to get moving a bit now ,but my hip is so painful i have trouble sitting on the loo!

      shaz x

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      Hi Shaz,

      will find out on Monday if we have fibro specialist in this area, will find out on Monday fingers crosses.

      i hope that you get some releif soon and that eucalyptus works. i know that these oils are so expensive.

      kind regards

      janet

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