I am a wee bit upset! And lucky I caught the mistake!
So, happy Saturday! Time to refill the pill organizers! This task is exhausting to me because I have a hard time keeping it all straight. You know how it is; empty stomach vs with food, once a day-four times a day- once a week, just morning or right before bed— blah blah! I have gotten pretty good at it. Well and I use a cheat sheet!
Now let’s talk Hydracortisone… My dose is 25 total per day. I take 10 at 6am, 5 @ 11am, 5 @ 4pm and 5 before bed/3am=25.
Since I started HC in November of 2015 I have been on 10mg tabs from the pharmacy. Easier to half cut them. So I got in the routine of filling the 6 am slot with a whole tab and the rest get halves. Easy enough right?
Until a new nurse does not see the purpose of 90 10mg tabs so she changes the script to 45 20 mg tabs!!!
Here is where I am upset!!!
I was in the routine, I didn’t read the bottle – does anyone read the bottle of a med they take every month???
I started cutting tabs and making a pile, had up the rest of the old bottle and started in on the new. I filled the organizers then I noticed something wasn’t right, the half tab had a 2 on it. I checked the bottle- sure enough 20mg…
So here I sit, all these half tabs of 10’s and 20’s all mixed up! 😡
I understand people make mistakes! I get it! But this is not the first, or even second mistake this nurse has made with me! I’ll be calling Monday!!!
Irritated and over medicated!!!