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How long can I go safely without taking my blood pressure medicine?
I have been out of my medicine for a almost a week. I can't get a refill without seeing the doctor first. Due to car problems I haven't been able to make it to the doctor. Can't be off work because they are looking for anything to get you in trouble with. I have an appointment thursday, but I am feeling bad today. what to do?
Im not sure if there is a 'safe' period to go without. Such a shame that workplaces make it so difficult to see the doc. I guess worse case scenario you could go to the ER if you start feeling more badly than you do already.
If you regularly go to the same chemist to get your script filled they may give you a few pills to take you through until you get to the doctors...its not good to stop your meds so you should try always to plan ahead for these things. I do understand that it just happens to sneak up on you though. I know the staff a my local chemist and always get my scripts from them...in an emergency like this they will fill my script and then I "owe" them a script.
Take your empty bottle to the chemist and see if they can help you out...BP meds arenot the type that people abuse so there shouldnt be an issue with that...I know in Australia you can get Asthma and BP meds and other such meds on an emergency like this. You must take your empty packet in so they know what you take etc.
You really can't go safely without taking your meds once the half life has occurred that's it your no longer on the med and it's no longer controlling your blood pressure. What to do is to better plan your life so this doesn't happen again. While that won't help much with your current situation since were well past that what you can do is ask them if they can call in a script for enough to get you through till Thursday however you've already been off it for a week so it may not kick in for a few days and another thing to keep in mind is they may not want the liability you've created by choosing to take yourself off the med. The best thing to do is call the office and talk to them about your situation so you can see if something manageable could be come up with.