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Ugh. Perfect timing.. (re: BCP's)

I use a mail order pharmacy for my BCP's, and I get 3 months worth at a time. Last weekend I took my last one, and placed my order on Sunday. Well I need to start my new pack today, and they're not here yet. I tracked the package and they've been in Greensboro since the 27th! So I'm not sure what the hold up is! I can only assume they'll be here tomorrow (but I also assumed they'd be here by like last Friday).

I have a prescription I could go get filled, but it was written last May. Would they still take it? I had gotten one prescription at my 6 week pp checkup, and that's what I've been using (I didn't get my first pp period until 16 weeks pp, so I didn't fill it for awhile after that visit). Then at my annual exam, my gyn wrote another one, which is the one I have. 

Obviously, with the roads being so awful, I'm wondering if it's worth getting out to get it filled. I'd only have to drive about a mile. If the package arrives tomorrow, I'll already have to take 2, and it would be in the afternoon. I usually take them first thing in the morning. It's not the mini-pill, so I guess time of day isn't as important. But, if they don't come Tuesday, I think I'd already be too far gone, and would have to wait until the next month, right? 

Ugh... why didn't I refill it before I was out? Grrr... WWYD? Brave the roads, or just hope/assume the mail order one will arrive tomorrow, and take today's and tomorrow's pill then? Or just skip a month of BCP's and take other precautions? (Which means DH will probably avoid me like the plague. hehe)

Stupid snow. 
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Re: Ugh. Perfect timing.. (re: BCP's)

  • I think I'd call the pharmacy and make sure they'll take the script written in May and then try to venture out later this afternoon to get it.  I know when I've missed them in the past and then tried to take a couple at a time, it sometimes made me feel sick. 

    And I don't think I'd want to have to go off of them for a month. 


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  • imageWendyNC:

    I think I'd call the pharmacy and make sure they'll take the script written in May and then try to venture out later this afternoon to get it.  I know when I've missed them in the past and then tried to take a couple at a time, it sometimes made me feel sick. 

    And I don't think I'd want to have to go off of them for a month. 

    This. I think if it was the middle of your pack and you forgot and had to take two it would be different than starting off missing the first two pills. When I used BCP taking two at once would make me feel sick. I would try to fill the prescription (call first) and if you can't then just take the two pills maybe one in the afternoon and one at night. I would not want to skip a whole month either. Stupid snow.

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  • Yeah, I have taken 2 before and it luckily has never made me feel sick. They weren't the first 2 in the pack though (not sure if that matters).

    But I think I will brave the roads, especially since it would all be main roads. I don't want to deal with skipping a pack right now, and I'm not feeling confident that the mail order ones will be here tomorrow...

    Thanks for the info about them being good up to a year, MrsLee. Good to know!



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  • I would call the pharmacy before you head out to see if they can fill it. Since they just filled 3 months through the mail order, your insurance may deny the claim since they just covered 3 packs (even though they haven't gotten to you). Unless you don't mind paying out of pocket.

    Your pills may arrive tomorrow, if it was me I would just wait. You could always start the pack 1 week late, just use back up for this month. 

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  • Your pharmacy should call the ins company if it is denied and get an override....if you have already come and gone and they didn't get an override...i would demand that they do it tomorrow and get a refund!!!!  they will override it esp if it is a mail order that isn't to your house in time!
  • imageAKH307:
    Your pharmacy should call the ins company if it is denied and get an override....if you have already come and gone and they didn't get an override...i would demand that they do it tomorrow and get a refund!!!!  they will override it esp if it is a mail order that isn't to your house in time!

    Thanks AKH! I actually called our prescription coverage company, and they told me they would honor the override, and I went and got it filled at the pharmacy. Luckily, the roads to it weren't bad at all! Crisis averted! hehe...



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