Went to collect my prescription today. I was asked if I had time to see the pharmacist for a review of my meds. First up - levo. She points out that my prescription says to take one and then two on alternate days. She says that the last time I ordered them through this chemist I was on just one a day. I said cheerfully that I'm now taking 2 a day as 1 then 2 wasn't enough.
Then ramipril. She told me I was prescribed 2 a day. I said I was only taking one as my BP has come down now that my thyroid and adrenals are being treated. I told her I was taking a form of natural dessicated thyroid and seeing a doctor in another town.
Ok - she's starting to realise she has a certified nutter on her hands, so goes in for the kill. She also has on record that I take citalopram - but horror, there was no request for a repeat.
I told her I just take them when I need them. Oh she said, you mean you take them for 3 months? No, I said, 1 day. Sometimes up to 5. Look of disbelief and horror. I laugh and say my doctor doesn't believe me either.
She says "it's probably the placebo effect".
I decide it's too frigging hot to get into a conversation so smile sweetly and say "I don't care why they work so long as they do".
I have come to believe that in the medical world I am surrounded by idiots, morons and ignoramuses. But hey, I got the prescriptions I need.