I should be going to bed but I know that it will be difficult to sleep tonight. I ran out of testosterone after my injection last Sunday and am starting to feel it, mainly in the form of a persistent headache. Nothing will make it stop; headache meds don’t affect it, food barely helps, and my glasses help slightly. I know that it is my body telling me that it needs more – I’ve felt it before when I’ve forgotten to do my next injection. Perhaps I wouldn’t be so frustrated over it if it weren’t for the fact that I called in my prescription when I still had enough to last me through 2 weeks before I would need my new bottle.
I called in my prescription to Strohecker’s on the 7th of this month after I had done an injection the day before. I normally get my script in 2-3 days after I call it in or a call letting me know if the doctor’s office has denied the refill. Didn’t really think anything of it until a week had gone by and I had received neither a phone call nor my script. After a week and a half, I called Strohecker’s and found out that it had not been filled yet because they were still waiting to hear back from the doctor’s office. Things have been busy at work so I didn’t get the chance to call again until Friday evening after they had closed – same story. Called again on Monday during my lunch and still nothing from the doctor. I was going to call the doctor then but realized that I didn’t have their phone number in my phone. I intended to call today but ended up sidetracking myself by trying to find some order in the mess my apartment had become. (I’ve had lumber strewed across my living room for the past month while I work on my bed frame. I couldn’t take the mess any more and finally did something about it.) I was reminded by my intention when the headache started developing around 7:30pm. So now I’m stuck with a headache until I can get a hold of the doctor to figure out what the hell is going on this time. I’m going to get my script filled again and change doctors because I’ve had enough of this bullshit. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened.
The last time I called in my refill it was denied by the doctor. Apparently, I wasn’t due to finish the bottle for another few weeks. This led to a big hassle as I knew that I was doing my dosage correctly, hell, I calculate and draw up medications daily when I work. No patient has had a complication from an overdose of drugs I’ve drawn up… The doctor wanted me to come in. I’m guessing she wanted me to come in to make sure I was drawing it up correctly; I’m still not sure why, especially considering I had already told them I was out of meds. When I calculated out the amount of waste in the hub of the syringe for every time you draw up your next injection, I was exactly where I was supposed to be in my schedule. Finally managed to prevail on them that way and got my script filled. It was just more hassle than it should have been.
Now that I think about it further, I realize that I still have not gotten a call as a reminder to schedule another appointment. They’ve always called me at 6 months for exam and blood work. That should have been in February but I haven’t heard anything yet. Lovely.
I just hope that this doesn’t take too long to resolve this time. 2 1/2 weeks is way too long to not respond in any way to a refill request. Granted this isn’t a crucial-to-the-continuation-of-life type of medication, such as coumadin or atenolol or something along the same lines, but what if it were?