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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Out Of Trazodone

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I just saw my psychiatrist last week. She renewed all my meds as usual, one being trazodone. I received all of my psych meds within a week of my appt; all except the trazodone. I called the pharmacy yesterday and was told it was on back order, they didn't have any in supply. She also told me she couldn't tell me when I could expect to get any. I had two weeks worth when I went to see my psych doc; thinking that was more than enough time to get more. I am now down to my last few days and don't know what to do. My wife said today, I'm hard to get along with when I'm off my meds. I get about 5 hours of sleep with my meds, without I get about 2 hours and short naps all day which sends me into a downward spiral. I'm worried.

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Basically, you have to go back to the doc, and get him to write a prescription that you can take to a non VA pharmacy to be filled.

Getting the VA to reimburse is another story. The first part of that issue is to get the VA pharmacy to say in writing that they are out.

I'd get that first, then see the doc about the outside prescription. Also, there may be an alternative that he can prescribe, and that the VA pharmacy has.

I just saw my psychiatrist last week. She renewed all my meds as usual, one being trazodone. I received all of my psych meds within a week of my appt; all except the trazodone. I called the pharmacy yesterday and was told it was on back order, they didn't have any in supply. She also told me she couldn't tell me when I could expect to get any. I had two weeks worth when I went to see my psych doc; thinking that was more than enough time to get more. I am now down to my last few days and don't know what to do. My wife said today, I'm hard to get along with when I'm off my meds. I get about 5 hours of sleep with my meds, without I get about 2 hours and short naps all day which sends me into a downward spiral. I'm worried.

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I liked Chucks solution and you might even consider something else to help you sleep. Elavil or lunestra. The VA has to help you but they won't unless you make them.

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I would try to contact my Psychiatrist ASAP and follow the guidance already posted.

Your Psychiatrist is not going to want a lapse in meds and may RX something BETTER/

DIFFERENT, to replace your Trazadone.

JMHO

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Do all of the below, then start filing complaints for lack of proactivity on the part of the pharmacy.

This is happening far too much and adversely affecting many veterans. It's unacceptable.

Please submit a complaint to Patient Advocate, Hospital Supervisor and the IG.

You shouldn't have to chase down meds.

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