I had a cold(possibly the flu) most of this past week and nothing I had in the medicine cabinet seem to do the trick. I finally broke down and bought some behind the counter stuff with psuedoephedrine and it worked like a charm. When I bought it, I had to take a card to the pharmacy, give my driver's liscense, wait for the pharmacist to enter all of my info, and then sign something on the debit card machine that said I wasn't going to make drugs or give the meds to anyone who was going to make drugs. Of course meth addicts are very honest people and would never lie about making drugs. It kind of bugs me that my name is in some database used to monitor potential meth addicts. It honestly seems un-American to me. Plus my understanding is that most people, at least in Texas, buy the psuedoephedrine or meth straight from Mexico now.
I am even more annoyed by the drug companies that just took the pseudoephedrine out of their medicine and now provide only the inferior product containing a different decongestant drug that does abosolutely nothing to help me. Just so they could stay on the aisle and not behind the Pharmacy counter. I buy the Wal Mart brand of the pseudoephedrine and that's all I need. I don't even mind the whole process of signing my life away to obtain the drug. I am so used to it and I buy it all the time for sinus issues. However, there is a limit to the amount you can buy in a year. I haven't reached it yet, not sure what that is, but if I reach it there is going to be one big witch with a constant sinus headache until the new year comes around. I think it's a federal law and we have all the freaks of the world who will use anything they can get their hands on to get high to thank for that.
i lost a bunch of friends to meth addiction(they are alive, just not my friends), matter of fact an old aquaintance from high school died last week from it. I think whatever can be done to make it harder to make that crap is worth it
The hardest years are those between 10 and 70. -- Helen Hayes
Illinois has been doing this for at least 2 years if not 3. I was super annoyed at first - mainly because I am a teacher, and I don't want my name out there like I could be a meth-head, but now I am much better about it. I just don't buy anything like that very often. Anyway, I swear that So. Illinois is the meth capital of the world. You wouldn't believe how many people are doing or have done it, and what they look like now. It's actually scary and disgusting.
"Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things." George Carlin
I wish I had never been perscribed pseuephedrine and several other medicines by my doctors, I am now in kidney failure. I was told to take these medicines even tho I questioned the safety of doing so. Now I have to live or not live with the damage and I can't even sue the stupid doctor because I belong to a HMO.