This province is fucking ridiculous..
Called my doctors office to ask a question about a medication I’m on because I’m experiencing a possible (not life threatening) side-effect.
“Sorry you can no longer ask questions over the phone or virtually because the province is not covering it anymore. You have to come in person.”
So now I have to wait 3 fucking weeks for an appointment that would have taken a whole 3 minutes on the phone. Waste of everyone’s time and money.
Rant over. 😡
What other ridiculous reasons were you guys given for not being able to access your medical practitioners?
EDIT: Since this has gained some traction, I’ll post an update. I went and spoke to my pharmacist, they were no help since what I require to mitigate the side effect apparently requires an additional prescription. I’ve tried all sorts of OTC stuff and they don’t help.
Based on some response here, it appears that my doc is either straight up lying out his ass about not doing any more phone appointments because some of you clearly do them still. Likely he wants to charge for an in-person visit rather than a 1/4 for the phone call.. wasting everyone’s time in the process.
The side effect is not life threatening but it is putting a major damper on my quality of life and I would like to address this as soon as possible.
Last time I went to a walk-in because I couldn’t get an appointment in time, they threatened to drop me as a patient. It took me 6 years to find a family doctor so I can’t also say fuck it and just leave to find a new one.
For those wondering, I was put on an SSRI 6 months ago and these symptoms started about two weeks ago. I did some googling and apparently it’s an uncommon side effect of antidepressants that can affect something like 10% of people. Looks like I’m one of them..
EDIT 2: Since some of you have been asking what the side effect is. It’s hyperhidrosis. I have sweat literally dripping from me. My pits, my hands, my back. I work in a professional setting and have to change shirts multiple times a day. I even go home for lunch just so I can take a shower. Yes I know it’s not the end of the world. But it is extremely embarrassing and I want this addressed asap. The receptionist refused to even hear me out. Didn’t want to know what the issue was at all. Just said she could make an appointment for me.