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    We are.  I said it wrong.  My bad.

    Especially for maintenance medications.  Many people have to do phone consults depending on disability.  Imagine Schizophrenia/Bipolar patient who had to check in once a month for Lithium.  

    Not to mention depression and mania medications can't be stopped suddenly.

    I had to take one to treat depression as a side effect.  Decided to stop taking it.  My entire body seized.  Entire back and neck started to contort.  For 12 hours.

    Lucky the ER has my complete medical records.  The doctor noticed that I was prescribed it a month before.  The side effect took almost two weeks to kick in.

    Scary.

    "There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order." Ed Howdershelt

    by Lava20 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 04:25:20 AM PDT

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    •  different type of prescription (1+ / 0-)
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      Lithium isn't scheduled.

      Some medications for depression can be stopped suddenly, others cannot.

      There still exist no circumstances where it is acceptable for a doctor to postdate a prescription. "Do not fill before" or other similar instructions are allowed under many circumstances. The date on the script still needs to be the actual date you wrote it. Not all states allow this sort of prescription writing for all medications. There are often varying rules for the different levels of scheduled medications.

      The plural of anecdote is not data.

      by Skipbidder on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 01:07:05 PM PDT

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