Saturday morning I woke up, and went to take Methotrexate, only to realize that I only had two pills left. I take six every Saturday.
I panicked. I looked at the two pills and contemplated what to do next.
Not take any at all?
Just take a third of my normal dose?
As I started to think clearly, I realized that the CVS that my prescriptions are at is only a few blocks away. So I threw some clothes on and headed out. Luckily they were able to fill my prescription then and there, so
I waited eagerly to get my meds.
I honestly have no idea how this happened, and this has never happened to me before. I don’t think I have ever come up on short on pills at the moment that I needed to take them.
I know I have to let myself off the hook for this. We all make mistakes. And in this case, it was easily rectified.
But where is my head? I knew that I needed to refill my prescriptions sometime during this week, but didn’t realize that I would run out of something, especially Methotrexate, before I planned to refill them.
Has this ever happened to you?
Has it happened when you didn’t have easy access to your home pharmacy?
What did you do?
How important is it to take every dose exactly as prescribed?
There must be room for error, because patients, and even doctors, are only human. We can’t do everything right 100% of the time. It would be nice, but that’s not realistic.
So how do we become the masters of our health domains, considering that we can’t be perfect patients 100% of the time?