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So, I call the chemist to see if it's okay to take cold and flu tablets with my medication.

He asks what I'm on, and I tell him, among other things, I'm on the pill.

His follow up question:

"Are you pregnant?"

*smacks him in the head*

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mysticaingeal
Mar. 23rd, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Riiiiiight... did you call another chemist who knows something about drugs? Lol
crazedturkey
Mar. 23rd, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
*small voice* it's not that dumb.....
mysticaingeal
Mar. 23rd, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
Well, although you can get pregnant whilst on the pill (if you take it incorrectly), you definitely should not be on it if you ARE pregnant. So, either way it is a bit of an odd question to ask
crazedturkey
Mar. 23rd, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
Which is assuming of course that patients never;
a) forget what meds they are on
b) make a mistake about what meds they are on
c) fail to tell you something important
d) Lie.

The consequences of taking a cold and flu tablet whilst pregnant is the potential death of the baby. It's actually more dangerous than continuing on the pill while pregnant. So the question may seem odd, but it's actually just erring on the side of caution.

I certainly get why it seems to be a dumb question, but you should know all the facts before you burn the guy in effigy.

I certainly know how annoying it is to have people constantly asking you if you're pregnant, when the only possible way would be if you were starting a new religion. But hey! I do it too! I don't want to get sued! (Not that they'd get much out of me anyways..but what I've got I want to keep damnit!)
the_kaytinator
Mar. 24th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
That's true.

Still shits me though.

The other question I love is "Are you pregnant at all?"

Yes. I am 14% pregnant.

It's an absolute, people!
crazedturkey
Mar. 24th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
heee..

Any chance you could be pregnant?

Ummmm like maybe 23.48%...
citizen_cam
Mar. 23rd, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
"Heeeeeeeeeere's your sign..."
duk242
Mar. 27th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
The pill eh..

I want.. can be.. seckz tiem now pleez?

Muhaha

*runs away*
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