I mentioned in my post “And suddenly nobody knows how prescriptions work” that I take 400 mg of Hydroxychloroquine every day to treat my Lupus. My rheumatologist prescribed it for me four years ago when my Lupus diagnosis was finally confirmed.
Yesterday, with just two days of meds remaining, I phoned in refills for both Hydroxychloroquine and my immunosuppressant. I have five refills on each scrip. And this morning before I left to go pick them up, my gut told me “call ahead, Dianny.” I never call ahead. But, since history has taught me never ignore my gut, I called ahead.
Good thing I did. Because my refill for Plaquenil was not available.
The pharmacist told me that the pharmacy has been unable to get a reorder of their supply of Hydroxychloroquine for two weeks now. Pharmacies can’t get it. Period.
He said every day they put in an order; and every day their order doesn’t come.
Then he told me more bad news.
Governor Cuomo issued an executive order limiting prescriptions of Hydroxychloroquine to those with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Excuse my French, but are you fucking kidding me?!
I couldn’t believe what he was telling me. So after I got off the phone with him and cussed up a storm, I did a little research on what Slime Ball Cuomo decreed.
Either I misheard him, or my pharmacist was only partly correct. Cuomo’s executive order does limit Hydroxychloroquine to those with a COVID-19 diagnosis. But he is permitting those of us with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus to get a prescription as well – with one great big caveat.
The asshole has limited us to a 14-day supply with no refills.
Because a fourteen day supply will totally treat a long-term, incurable disease like Lupus!
What a terrific plan, you incompetent clown.
Now you see why I call Andrew Cuomo a slime ball?
I was near tears when I spoke to my pharmacist. I kept telling him, “I’m not mad at you! If I sound angry, it isn’t because I’m angry with you.”
Because I’m not mad at my pharmacist. I’m mad at that monstrous idiot Andrew Cuomo.
And from the sounds of it, I’m thinking my pharmacist isn’t particularly happy with him either.
Fact is, I can’t go weeks without Plaquenil. Good grief, due to a series of unfortunate events this past winter, I went four days without it, and by the fourth day, I could barely walk. I was in constant agonizing pain.
If I am unable to refill my prescription for weeks … good heavens, I don’t even want to think about it. And a fourteen day supply with no refills isn’t going to do a damn thing but delay the agony by fourteen days.
I’m so angry right now, if Cuomo does have a nipple ring, I’d like to rip it out with a pair of pliers.
Success (ish)! The nurse in my rheumatologist’s office got back to me. She found a pharmacy not two miles from my house that has some in stock. She is sending a prescription to them right away. I just called the pharmacy to give them all my info and they’ll be calling me once the scrip is filled.
Now, I imagine it will only be a 14-day supply since that’s what the Prescription Nazi has commanded. But hopefully by the time I get through it, my regular pharmacy will have gotten their order in and can fill a prescription for me as well.
I picked up my prescription, and it was a full 30-day supply! I don’t know if pharmacies just haven’t implemented the Prescription Nazi’s edict yet or if they’re just telling him to blow it out his pie-hole. Either way, I am set for the month. Thank heaven!
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