I used to live in Colorado and back there, I had no problem refilling my Rx 1-2 weeks in advance. It's not that I am taking more than I need to but it's kind of a safety blanket knowing you have your next refill on hand. Plus, if you are planning on going on vacation, which I am, it makes it easier just to get the refill out of the way.
Well, the new state I moved to seems to be a lot more strict when it comes to refills. I went in 2 weeks in advance to refill and the pharmacist looked at me like I was a freakin' junkie. She questioned me on how I was taking the medication and made it clear I was trying to refill early. She said in this state refills don't usually occur until 2-3 days prior to running out. I was so ticked off. Not only because I was subtly being accused of over using but because giving a patient 2-3 days to refill is pretty pathetic. People have lives and other things going on, so having to plan my week on having to get my refill is just crazy. Plus, like I said, I am going on vacation and by following the 2-3 day rule here, my refill date would fall on my vacation(not a big deal, I know I could refill while on vacation but still an inconvenience).
And I guess it ticked me off even more because she didn't know what the medicine was being prescribed for and she didn't even know much about the medication. Half the questions I asked her, she had to look up in the computer...
Has anyone else experienced this type of inconvenience when refilling an Rx?