A few months ago my doctor switched my thyroid medication from Levothyroxine to Nature Throid. The changes that happened with my body after the switch were remarkable. My blood pressure normalized, I didn’t feel the need to take afternoon naps and I felt more like myself than I had in years.
There was just one problem. When I went to the pharmacy to have the medication filled they informed me that there had been a shortage and they could only partially fill my order. They explained that this was normal with some medications and that by the time I needed more they should have them in stock. I left the pharmacy with enough medication for the next 7 weeks.
I ran out of them over the weekend.
I called the pharmacy that I originally went to and placed the order on their automated system and they said I could pick them up that afternoon. So, late yesterday I went to pick up the order. The pharmacist couldn’t find them so he went to the back for at least 10 minutes and then came back up front with nothing in his hands and I just knew. They didn’t have them. There is obviously still a shortage.
Isn’t that just my luck. I finally find a medication that is natural and that works for me and that doesn’t cause side effects and then just like that, it’s gone. The pharmacist recommended that I call other local pharmacies to see if anyone has it in stock.
One day and about 300 phone calls later, I found 73 pills this morning. At two pills a day, that should last me for almost 5 weeks.
Of course based on my experience thus far, I’ll have to pick these up and then continue to make calls every day until I run out. Otherwise, I will probably never find them again. Stupid thyroid. What the heck would I do if I needed these pills to live? #Frustrating
Do you take any medications daily? Why?