I have had a very interesting month. With everything that I have been doing, I have had the pleasure of riding the "Medication Roller Coaster" When I went to see my doctor after surgery, he told me I needed medication for high blood pressure so he gave me Lisinopril. I spent a week with terrible headaches followed by being up half the night coughing really bad. One night I could barely breathe from coughing and thought I had to call 911.
I called the doctors office and the nurse called right back. I talked to her and she said to stop taking it and the doctor would call in another medication for me. I waited a few days and called the pharmacy only to learn the medication had not been called in. I called the doctors office and he assured me it had been called in. This went on for two weeks. I learned the prescription had been faxed but the pharmacy had lost the fax.
The medication he gave me was a fluid pill. For three solid days, I spent more time running to the bathroom than I did doing anything else and I started to feel like I was dehydrated. I started drinking more water and started getting headaches.
As though that wasn't enough, I got stung on my eyelid by a mosquito and my eye became infected. I called the doctor and had to go in right away. I got the drops for my eye but for the first few days I had to cover my eye when I went outside. Bright light caused pain and sunglasses didn't really help. The infection has healed and I can now see my eye doctor.
Finally, with a visit two weeks ago the doctor looked at the medications and dosages and made changes and adjustments and all is well in my world.
The one thing in life I have learned is that the doctor and pharmacist are the only ones who can answer questions about medications. I no longer use Rite-Aid even though it is very close to my home. The people working in the pharmacy there do it in a lackadaisical manner. I can't put my health and life on the line with them so I am no longer going to use them.
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