Friday, June 05, 2009

Peddling Birth Control Pills

Ugh, how frustrating!

I take birth control....for female reasons, not to prevent pregnancy (yeah, cause you have to have sex to prevent pregnancy and I ain't!!). So I am going out of town tomorrow and plan on being away for over a week and thought I'd refill my birth control today so just in case I decide to not come home in time I would have a continuance of my pills. However, Rite Aid informed that I was not able to refill these yet as the refill falls within some time frame or other.

Seriously! Do they think I'm refilling them earlier in order to sell them on the black market? Do you think that the drug dealers out there have secret stashes of the little pill that makes Aunt Flo visit on a regular, consistent time frame?

Do they not realize that anyone over the age of 12 can simply go to Planned Parenthood (not that I am advocate of Planned Parenthood....and please don't flame me for saying that....I just don't believe in everything they opinion so shush!) or some other clinic like that and get them for FREE? Do they not realize that every medical clinic in America gets BC pills to pass out to patients?

Hello? Really?

And if it is a medical billing issue then I think that they can work around that seeing as how I am going out of town and cannot refill. What do those individuals who work as missionaries or overseas do when they aren't anywhere near an Americanized pharmacy that can refill their prescription?

Ugh...just irritated!


The Blonde Duck said...

I've had the same problem. So annoying!

Rocksee said...

<--- same as well.

We also have problems with my husband diabeties meds. Sometimes he has to take more than other times, thus his prescrips run out sooner some months. We have a HECK of a time trying to get refills. Seriously who would want to stab themselves w/ dibetic needles? Does that make sense?

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I agree...frustrating!!

I've had to do this and had to work with my health insurance due to the copay.

A bit of hoop jumping, but it works.

Bethany said...

Wow, that is annoying! I don't take them (no sex happenin' here either!) but one of my friends was saying the same thing about her dh's ADD & pysch meds. Apparently sometimes he takes too many in one day and then by the end of the month runs out...gah!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Super annoying!