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Okay, so Walgreens mysteriously changed their labelling so that you don't know how many refills you have left anymore. So therefore, I was quite surprised and totally unprepared when I went to get my refill and there wasn't any left. I don't have a psychiatrist here yet (just moved to Manhattan not too long ago, and just got insurance a little over a month ago). I keep calling psychiatrists, and when I can get someone to answer the phone (which is a total of twice in about 30 calls), they tell me I have to wait at least 6 weeks for an appointment, and there's no way in hell they're going to give me any Prozac before that.

Well, fuck.

So I called my old doctor from before I moved, no luck there either. I am about to run out and I REALLY don't want to go through withdrawal. Does anybody have any suggestions? Please??? Before I'm crazy again?

One of the receptionist-bitches I talked to suggested I go to the ER. That seems like a bad plan knowing all the ERs I've ever been to.

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Okay, so Walgreens mysteriously changed their labelling so that you don't know how many refills you have left anymore. So therefore, I was quite surprised and totally unprepared when I went to get my refill and there wasn't any left. I don't have a psychiatrist here yet
I don't understand why your old doctor can't call in a refill to your current Walgreen's.  Or why your current Walgreen's can't contact your old doctor.  That's standard procedure around here.

and just to be clear, libbie and Libby are two different people!   ;)

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Yeah, I don't get it either. I had the pharmacy call him, and he wouldn't refill it, so I called him, and he told me I'd have to come in and see him. And I was like uh....I'm 500 miles away! So he told me to see a psychiatrist here, which despite the plethora of them around here is apparently impossible. Without 2 months' notice anyhow.

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Yeah, I don't get it either. I had the pharmacy call him, and he wouldn't refill it, so I called him, and he told me I'd have to come in and see him. And I was like uh....I'm 500 miles away! So he told me to see a psychiatrist here, which despite the plethora of them around here is apparently impossible. Without 2 months' notice anyhow.

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Call the dude back and tell him that.  It's ridiculous for you to be stuck like this.

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Hey Libbie -

Despite the really sucky nature of ER's and free clinics, I would suggest giving it a shot. Do you have a day or night to spare? It could be a long wait, but it could get you a prescription to tide you over. And they can probably get you a referral to a doc who will see you.

The clinics will have GP's, who are used to filling scrips without a real background, and the ER will probably be willing to write you a scrip just to get you out. Bring your bottle, and a few month's worth of reciepts from the pharmacy if you have them. (Proof you've had the prescription and aren't misusing the drug.)

I know the sickening feeling of being far away from your doc; I moved cross country to Chicago two years ago and faced the same thing. In a way it was good: I found a doctor here through the ER.

Good luck!

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Hurrah! Just as my prescription ran out I went to the nearest doctor's office and sat in their waiting room until someone agreed to see me. And he, upon learning of my situation, was the first REASONABLE person I've talked to, said, "wow, I guess you need a prescription huh?" and wrote me a prescription.

Yay for not having any withdrawal ;)

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