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earth girl
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Last pack of pills will run out the beginning of Feb, so I was just thinking how I'll have to make an appt with my doctor soon.

Only one little problem...

I'm starting a new job on Monday. My first job after leaving college, in fact. Needless to say, it's really important and I want to make a good impression. For that reason I can't be taking a morning off to visit a doctor when I'm not actually ill. And I have to travel a fair distance to get there, and won't return home in time to catch a late appointment. In fact, the surgery will be long closed by the time I get home each day.

Needless to say, it's closed on weekends too.

So what can I do? Can I request that a prescription be written out for me? I only get my blood pressure checked in order to get one, and it's highly unlikely that's it's changed.

Ack! I would have made a trip to the doctors BEFORE my job started to save hassle, but with the holidays and all, it was shut (again!)


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Heather
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You have a few options.

Your doctor can probably just write you a new scrip for the next coupld of months until you do have time to get in, you you can find a clinic closer to you that works with contraception, like a Marie Stopes branch.

What I'd do for now is call your doc and explain, but look into a clinic that's going to be more convenient for you long-term. After all, you'll likely have a job for most of your life.

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earth girl
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Thanks Miz S.

I'll certainly look into visiting a Family Planning Clinic near my job, which seems to be my best option!


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