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What kind Of medications would you want or should I say what do you want them to do I don't think many doctors would do that. Most things you can find an over the counter drug that will closely the same thing.
Try injectable lidocaine. Nothing over the counter that is good enough as an anesthetic if you have to do some minor surgery. Jack Daniels maybe?
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Just wanted to clarify that I DO NOT want a doctor that will do anything illegal in any way, shape, or form. jUST A DOCTOR THAT MIGHT BUMP UP MY CURRENT PRESCRIPTIONS BY ONE DOSE PER DAY SO THAT I CAN STORE EXTRA MAINTENANCE MEDS I TAKE FOR WHEN SHTF, OR OBAMACARE KILLS OUR HEALTHCARE
Quit yelling. Actually last time I was at my doctors office, just about 6 weeks ago, I asked him if he could bump up my prescription and when he asked why I told him I was preparing for economic crash. With a swish of his pen he upped it so I had enough for a year. Didn't even hesitate.
So try asking. Try saying you want triple the amount just in case of some weather related disaster or a trip or an extended power outage. Most docs can understand that.
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Just remember that 30-day prescriptions are INSURANCE CO. rules, not state law or doctor rules. The insurance company will only pay for their share of a 30-day supply at a time. What they are most concerned about is that you pay YOUR $ share every 30 days. And they don't want to pay for meds if the doctor is likely to change the prescription.
It is perfectly legal to acquire extra meds. The only difference is that you usually have to pay for them yourself. That's it. Just tell your doctor why you want them, that you are going to rotate them (and DO it) to keep them fresh.
So, if you pay for a med that costs you a $5 co-pay and the ins. co. pays $10 for a total of $15, you will pay the total of $15 yourself. It does not affect what your insurance company is doing -- it is entirely separate.
This was all explained to me by my Mom's doctor, who was perfectly happy to provide extra prescriptions. And I think most doctors will be fine with this, except possibly any Extreme-Control-Freaks , in which case you should find another doctor, anyway.
Another question that might be good to ask the doctor is the ACTUAL lifespan of the particular medication. The U.S. Army did tests (up to 30 years), and most meds lasted FAR longer than the prescription expiration dates. The main exception is antibiotics, I believe, and possibly some others. Ask your doctor. And I think that old medicines just gradually become less effective, they don't turn poisonous or anything. I would prefer to take an outdated heart medication over no medication at all. Ask your doctor about YOUR medicines.
But make an effort to rotate them, just the same. "Waste not, want not", esp. in a SHTF situation.
Certainly, a frank discussion may give you unexpected results, often positive. Consider discussing your concerns about emergencies common to your area (tornados, etc.) and that you might not be able to reach your doctor in those situations...
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