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  • help, nearlly ran out of elavil!!!

    Oh my god I have just realised I only have two days left of elavil before I run out and my next dr appointment isnt for another 3 weeks

    I am totally panicking because he usually gives me enough to last me until I see him next and he has been doing this for 2 years now! he just must of mis calculated or something and not given me enough?! I am so anxious now and in tears of panic!


    I dont know what to do because I cant get hold of his secretary and I'm pretty sure he is on vacation anyway!

    God I need these tablets or else I am crippled in pain and I am so stressed and upset now.
    i was just cleaning out my medicine cabinet when I sudenly realised I had nearly ran out!!

    Is there anyway I can buy then from the internet for a one off emergency????????????

    please help thank you so much
    Started with symptoms 2004 after a severe infection.
    Was diagnosed with IC Feb 2006 after cystoscopy.
    Diagnosed with vulvodyina and PN in july 2006.
    Dignosed with ME and IBS Oct 2006.
    Currently taking Amytriptaline 50mg, regular pain killers and birth control!
    Also doing IC diet and regular use of heat packs.
    Still struggling with IC and controling my symptoms so looking for some help

    also recently had abnormal pap, CIN III and just had LEEP done 2007

  • #2
    Don't go through the internet to get prescriptions. That is not a good idea. You never know what you will get from them.

    I don't know how it is in England, but here in the States, when our doctors go out of town or take a day off, there is usually another doctor "on call" who will take his/her patients during that time. Most doctors here have answering services who can give you the number of the "on call" doctor or call for you giving the doctor your number. They may also know how to contact your doctor for you.

    Another thing you can do if it is available to you there is...you can take your pills in the original container with you to a walk-in-clinic or ER at a hospital and ask if you can have enough to get you through until you can reach your doctor.

    I hope you are able to get what pills you need to carry you through until you can reach your doctor. I know how important Elavil is. That is what works for me and I would be panicking if this was happening to me.
    Sharon

    Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

    Where I can be found most days.



    Link to the ICN Patient Handbook:
    http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

    Link to the IC Diet:
    http://www.ic-network.com/diet/


    IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    • #3
      thank you Sharon!

      I dont think we have walk in clinics here but it seems like great idea. At our ER you have to wait on average 5 hours which is a bit of a nightmare!

      I will try to ring my GP in the morning and see if they can help.

      i just cant believe this is happening! I just hope I can calm down and get some sleep tonight

      thanks again
      x
      Started with symptoms 2004 after a severe infection.
      Was diagnosed with IC Feb 2006 after cystoscopy.
      Diagnosed with vulvodyina and PN in july 2006.
      Dignosed with ME and IBS Oct 2006.
      Currently taking Amytriptaline 50mg, regular pain killers and birth control!
      Also doing IC diet and regular use of heat packs.
      Still struggling with IC and controling my symptoms so looking for some help

      also recently had abnormal pap, CIN III and just had LEEP done 2007

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      • #4
        The ER wait is the same here. Might be worth it, though.
        Sharon

        Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

        Where I can be found most days.



        Link to the ICN Patient Handbook:
        http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

        Link to the IC Diet:
        http://www.ic-network.com/diet/


        IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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        • #5
          My pharmacy was able to get hold of my doc to get a refill the day before I left town for Christmas vacation -- they are very good at getting hold of the doctors as they have tons of experience in tracking them down! Will your pharmacy attempt this? If not, definitely keep calling your doctors -- Elavil is my life-saver and I found myself in a similar situation, believe me, I was worried too! However, it worked out fine and I'm sure it will work out for you as well -- I did have to take 50 mg one day instead of my usual 75, but it wasn't a problem. I can't imagine that your GP wouldn't give you a few days' worth of elavil, I don't think that it's a drug that is abused often and would raise any concerns. Keep calling and good luck!

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