Fun times yesterday.
I opened my pack of BCP's to see there was just three left, so I figured I better call the pharmacy for the refill. My RE has me finishing this pack, and then taking three more pills from a new pack... the intent was to get me aligned with their schedule with the lab and the other IVF patients. Now having just received a shipment of $7k worth of meds, you'd think getting a refill on a measly pack of birth control pills would be a cinch.
Not so. I called in my refill, and it was rejected. Rejected?? For what?
Pharmacist tells me I am refilling TOO EARLY. While it is true I have technically 10 left in the current pack (three active pills and 7 blanks) I stressed to said pharmacist that I need the pack NOW for the weekend. LOOK at the INSTRUCTIONS on the label, it says, TAKE 2 PACKS CONTINUOUSLY.
After a 15 minute exchange with the pharmacy, with looks from them like I was trying to ROB the place or involve them in some sort of birth control pill "black market scheme", I finally walked out with my $4 refill.
Ummmm, how is it that I can get injectible drugs and narcotics for this IVF cycle with ease, BUT was asked twenty questions for a $4 pack of pills?