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What are peoples thoughts about ordering medication online through an online pharmcy, but they still go through your gp to approve it just at this time i cant get to the chemist so i ordered my antidepressents online from this website called pharmacy2u.. if they come in time when they said they would i might get the rest of my meds on there?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hey Beth,

That's right you dont need to justify anything to people, u need to make sure you have the best genuinely supportive people in your life they may not understand but as long as they can listen or give u hug when need that will make all the diff for you ๐Ÿ˜˜

My pharmacy thankfully is walking distance but they also deliver as long the items are in stock they are very quick to dispatch. Maybe ring your pharmacy and ask how it works that's what l did

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Online pharmacies are a good way to get the meds you need quickly and sometimes cheaper but a lot of the websites/pharmacies are based in countries where medications arent very regulated so you might not get exactly what you ordered, sometimes the strength of medications is much lower than advertised or inferior and incorrect drugs can be used,advertised and packaged as something they aren't (like putting 200mg of generic paracetamol in a brand name box labeled as 500mg paracetamol).there are a lot of good, reputable online pharmacies out there though. I hope you get the meds you need on time, good luck

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Not knowing who works at online phsrmacies if the meds are legit or not makes me want to avoid them. And if they are not members of the Order of pharmacists that means less accountability. I am not excited about that really.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I use to get my Meds that way and it worked fine! I now use my insurance
And they send 3 month supplies and itโ€™s a 0 copayment. Either way
You donโ€™t have to leave home!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have always been able to order them online from my regular pharmacy. The only difference with the coronavirus is that I go through the pharmacy drive through instead of into the store. They have always communicated with my prescribing doctor via fax, or in emergency situations over the phone.

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Didn't you have a doctor prescribe the antidepressants for you? I ask because you might have a better chance with your parents to show them the name of the doctor who prescribed the antidepressants.

I have the advantage of going to a professional therapist (for over a decade now) as well, so that I have much better success with depression. Antidepressants are designed to keep you from staying in a low for the long periods, but they are not magically able to make you depression free.

If you are not going to (or in the coronavirus age talking on the phone or having virtual sessions), then you should vent to trusted friends like those that you have on here. Venting is much more important to controlling depression than the medication, but the medication fills the role that I mentioned above.

posted about 2 years ago
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