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tgal
12-12-2010, 12:30 PM
This afternoon I went to get two new meds filled. I wasn't feeling very well and the lights from the store were really bothering me. My skin was turning red, itching and burning so I will admit to my mood not the best.

The pharmacist called me back to go over the new meds and he asked me if I was taking any other medicines (this is not where I get mine filled. They are not open on Sunday). I said yes I am on 11 others and I made sure to take them with me so the doctor had seem them all when she gave me these two. I did, however, give him a rundown because a 2nd set of eyes never hurt. The IDIOT first off had the nerve to tell me (from the 2 minutes of talking) that the pain in my head was most likely a heart attack and I needed to lose weight. After I took the knife out of my chest I looked at him and quietly asked if he had ever been on steroids for a long period of time. He stated that he understood but I really needed to work on getting healthy ". (really? ya think?) He then asked why I took an anti depressant before proceeding to inform me that I really need to find a way to get happier with my life so I can get off of those. There are many people in my same situation or worse and if I could just be more positive and start taking better care of myself I might could turn this all around.

I ended the conversation by quietly saying that there are plenty of people worse off than I am and I know that. I then walked off and found the lady I rode with. By the time I hit the car I was in tears! I couldn't believe this man that I had never met in my life had the nerve to tell me that this was all in my head and if I would get in better shape and "think positive" I could be cured!

I don't have crying breakdowns often. I did today. I hurt a lot last night and I teared up from that. I haven't slept since Friday night so I am tired and when this man said that to me I just lost it. I know people think I am crazy and usually I can laugh it off but this time it just ticked me off and really hurt my feelings!

I am over the crying now but I am still ticked and needed to vent with my fellow crazy folks! I wanted to pass on this mans "wisdom" and let you know that all you have to do is eat right, get healthy and think positive and this all goes away!

Bonita
12-12-2010, 01:58 PM
I amvery sorry that you got treated that way. He was very rude and out of line. Hope you have a better day tomorrow. You can vent here any time and we all will understand where you are comming from. Love Bonita

Nonna
12-12-2010, 02:15 PM
Mari, he was way out of line. If that was a chain store I'd report him the corporate headquarters. But damn he had no right to do that to you. I'd have given him a large piece of my mind if I'd been with you. this little ole Italian American has her dander up.

For you nothing but Hugs and Love and good thoughts. Sweetheart we are always here when you need us.
Nonna

kim,l
12-12-2010, 02:27 PM
i amsorry mari that thispig of a man had the hide to lecture you try to pay no attention he is just ignorant take care my friend hugs kiml

SandyR
12-12-2010, 03:01 PM
mari,

that man was way out of line. and rude to boot! i agree - if it's a chain, write a letter or call and complain. you didn't deserve that treatment and neither do others. you can also write to your state dept of health too if you want. when I'm in situations where people are arrogant about our health situations I can only think God bless them that they may never truly understand what it is to live like this and please help them to be more aware of how their actions affect us. (((hugs)))

Sandy

debbie-b
12-12-2010, 03:10 PM
I am sorry too, that you had to listen to that kind of BS.
This German ( me), I know, would have eaten this man alive and spit him back out in two minutes flat.
I get very well versed, when I am mad at somebody. I will put this person in his place, in no time at all.
My FORMER pharmasist, told me I couln't get my Ambien refilled, because I should still have two left. I told him that I was going on vacation and needed them refilled TWO days early.
I called my doctor and my insurance, they both were ok with it, but this jerk said that had a bad feeling about it and that he could not do it.
So I told him to give me my prescription back and then I told him that I don't appreciate that he treaded me like a junkie and that I will talk to his employer. And that I from now on, will take all my prescriptions to the pharmacy at the corner.
His boss actually called me at home, it's a local grocery store, he apologized to me, but I told him that I am not willing to do any business with his pharmasist ever again, because I am 54 years old and don't like to be treated like a child.

Next time my friend, don't take this kind of abuse, tear him apart, with words.

Debbie

red246
12-12-2010, 04:59 PM
Mari,

Too bad you didn't have any one of us with you! We would have all told him where he could go & what he could do w/his opinion! It's bad enough that we worry about being treated like hypochondriacs from doctors/er,but for a pharmacist to say something like that! Just blows my mind! Let me at him! ((((HUGS))))

wolfwhisper
12-12-2010, 06:10 PM
What a brazen little fool he is! Ignore the ignorant little twerp. I wish someone had been there to help you rather than hurt you. I'd like to chew him a new one! a pharmasist has no say in what we should do. He isn't a doctor, and the reason for that is now quite clear. He has no idea what it's like to go through all of this, and although it's easier said than done, try and get him off your mind. I'd talk to his highest superior. It'll get him to straighten up his act. xxxx

rob
12-12-2010, 06:42 PM
As is tradition here at WHL when these sort of people tick us off, I would like to dedicate this song to Tgal's Pharmacist in his honor-

It's slightly NSFW-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i6OrOZwtmA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i6OrOZwtmA)

hating_that_pred
12-12-2010, 07:32 PM
Sounds like a total tossa!

Forget scum like that, strangely enough I have noticed the difference in the way people treat me when on different amounts of steroids. When I am unable to feel myself and need more help than ever, on a large amount pred, people look down on me like im some low life unhealthy loser. Then when im on a smaller dose and back to my good old self, and have all the energy and spark again people treat me well and want to talk with me. It makes me so mad because when I really need help and someone to talk to, people arent there, however when your strong and steady again they come right back.

tgal
12-12-2010, 07:33 PM
As is tradition here at WHL when these sort of people tick us off, I would like to dedicate this song to Tgal's Pharmacist in his honor-

It's slightly NSFW-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i6OrOZwtmA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i6OrOZwtmA)


LOL I always enjoy that when it gets posted and I have to say... I feel so loved!!!

ritzbit
12-12-2010, 08:27 PM
I have a friend like that. Who I dont talk to about feeling sick anymore. People like that think they know everything and like to assume that they are just doing amazing amounts of good for people when they say things like that, because they are ignorant. If I were with you that man would have heard my mind. I hope you never have to deal with someone treating you that way again.

teresaa40
12-13-2010, 04:42 AM
Well, I for one am relieved. Finally, I have all the answers Ive been searching for. It's all so simple. So perfectly simple. Im just not getting enough veggies in my diet. And here I thought I actually had a disease. Hah! What a fool I've been. I'm going straight out to the store, after I fight my way to my feet, and limp out to the car, and Im going to buy every healthy food item I can find, as long as I can lift them without those pesky pains in my hands and arms, and then Im coming home and cooking up a storm, after I have a nap from the exhaustion of the trip, and then Ill eat that healthy meal, if I can remember to cook it, and where I put it with this brain fog, and then I'll be cured.

The only thing I have left to do is to just be happy. That might be a little tough given the pains, and blinding, eye burning exhaustion. But I'll do it by gosh.

How can I ever thank that genius pharmacist?

rob
12-13-2010, 05:20 AM
How can I ever thank that genius pharmacist?

Light him up with a taser maybe...

You silly Lupus people, you just need to lose some weig-ZZZZZAP!

debbie-b
12-13-2010, 05:24 AM
Light him up with a taser maybe...

You silly Lupus people, you just need to lose some weig-ZZZZZAP!



Oh Rob, I love your humor.

Debbie

rob
12-13-2010, 05:43 AM
What really pisses me off is all of these people who tell those with Lupus to "Just lose some weight and you'll be fine".

OK, I'm 6'1" and 200lbs-the ideal weight for my age, height, and physical build. I don't need to lose any weight, so how is it that I still have Lupus? And since when does having a headache automatically mean you are having a heart attack? I may have slept through most of my biology classes, but the last time I checked, the heart is located in the chest, not between your ears.

tgal
12-13-2010, 07:57 AM
I am not going to lie I HAVE put on weigh but it started when I got sick not before. I agree with rob about the headache! Someone how he went from the pain in my head and the numbness/tingling that would follow down my face and in his head had it extending down my arm (which I NEVER said). That is how he got to heart attack. If it was in my left arm and had I think the ER would have checked my heart!

FYI my daughter informed me (because I was pretty out of it from pain) that when I first got there the doc mentioned CNS (as Ash said "Something about the Central Nervous System and a really long T word) pain because of my history. I don't remember any of that. All I remember is after all the meds them handing me info about headaches and telling me I need to get to my rheumy ASAP. (I guess that is for the heart attack the pharmacist was talking about)

Thanks for the support everyone. I feel much better today. Partly from all of you and partly because I am no longer a snake (cobra) :)

Linda From Australia
12-13-2010, 11:25 AM
tgal I have the answer of why you are sick - your status has turned into 'wolf' - which has the scientific name of 'lupus'. Therefore according to House "It must be Lupus"

tgal
12-13-2010, 11:32 AM
See! I knew ya'll were smarter then my doctors!

Hunniebun
12-13-2010, 12:06 PM
Wow, what the hell was that pharmacist thinking? They give medical advice ONLY, he has no right to say anything else what so ever! If I was there with you I woulda smacked the crap out of that guy and make HIM cry.

tgal
12-13-2010, 12:30 PM
Well after reading all of this and having a day to calm down I decided to call the pharmacy and speak to the manager. I explained to her what happened and said I usually don't get my meds there and after this I definitely won't but I thought she had a right to know what transpired on Sunday. She apologized profusely and said he is not a full time employee there he rotates in on Sundays but that this will be handled. She was very apologetic and very kind as was I. I do feel better though having stood up for myself.

Thanks to all of you that gave me the strength to do that. I love each and every one of you

rob
12-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Does this mean we don't get to taser him?

SandyR
12-13-2010, 01:39 PM
Well after reading all of this and having a day to calm down I decided to call the pharmacy and speak to the manager. I explained to her what happened and said I usually don't get my meds there and after this I definitely won't but I thought she had a right to know what transpired on Sunday. She apologized profusely and said he is not a full time employee there he rotates in on Sundays but that this will be handled. She was very apologetic and very kind as was I. I do feel better though having stood up for myself.

Thanks to all of you that gave me the strength to do that. I love each and every one of you

Good for you for saying something! Without people reporting his bad behaviour he would just keep behaving badly.

chikititalinda
12-14-2010, 01:17 PM
What a JERK!!!!! good for you for sticking up for yourself!

magistramarla
12-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Hey Mari,
I agree with everyone else - he was way out of line!
So-called professionals seem to have a favorite standard line lately - LOSE WEIGHT and EXERCISE MORE.
I am so sick of hearing this!!! I would LOVE to get out and walk the beaches - I just wish that I wasn't in horrible pain and had the energy to do so.
I've had two docs tell me this lately. The neuro tried to tell me that I have nothing wrong and that Sjogren's is nothing but dry eyes and mouth. The rheumy didn't want to listen to my questions and told me that I read too much.
Honestly, how do these people get medical licenses?
Hang in there, girl!
Hugs,
Marla