Re: re: Zoloft and Cold Meds
Originally Posted by foxtrot
Im sure that there are some useless pharmacists out there and no doubt youve clearly seen a bunch of them; but theyre not all like that: some that Ive seen have been very knowledgable and helpful; they generally need a degree in pharmacy so gotta know their meds, just sayin
I realize that not all pharmacists are pieces of ****, but it seems that the nicest pharmacist in the world can turn into a cold, calculating judge looking down on you whenever you hand over your prescriptions for psych meds. That's just been my experience, though. They go from "Hi, how can I help you today?
" to "Last name? Your total is $$$
Silly social stigmas. A friend of mine works as a pharm tech at a local, privately owned pharmacy. He told me that one of his coworkers, a young woman who actually had professional training in pharmacy, told him that the medication Effexor was, and I quote, "for crazy people."
If I had been there when she said that, I'd have her license revoked and her job snatched out from under her (or I'd give it strong consideration, at least
It seems the level of training one has in any area of pharmacy doesn't mean a thing when it comes to their moral/ethical views of certain areas of their trade, namely psychiatric pharmaceuticals.
Also, while pharmacists are probably trained moreso than doctors to spot contraindications, every pharmacy has a continually changing shift of pharmacists, and unless you have a really good relationship with every pharmacist at your main pharmacy, then it's not likely that they all know your medication history, etc. The only person who does (or should more than anyone else) know your medical history is your prescribing doctor. Fortunately, your doc doesn't take shifts like your pharmacists
I'm not trying to be disagreeable by saying these things. I just think that some options are better than others.
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate