Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Circus is sounding really good now, too

Dr. Grumpy: "Are you allergic to any medications?"

Mrs. Wrinkled: "I don't know. I might. Should I be?"

15 comments:

The Realis Man said...

According to this month's GQ, allergies to antibiotics are expected to come back in fashion this spring.

terri c said...

She should be allergic to alcohol, all tobacco products, and benzos. That would help her lots!

Susan said...

She's not allergic to Toradol?

What was your answer?

Josiah O. Morris said...

Haha, at least she didn't say fexofenadine or something.

Hang in there, Dr. Grumpy!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

"Unknown"

RxKerBer said...

are you sure she's not allergic to tylenol but she can take vicodin??

Julie said...

**shakes head**

you actually have a day where you only see reasonably normal, rational patients?

Kim Kasch said...

Only if you're in Anaphylactic shock then let's hope some allergy is causing it - otherwise . . . you're in deep doo

Lipstick said...

We have a patient who brought in an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper filled out front and back, handwritten full of allergies. There were funny duplications like Darvocet and propoxyphene and an entire host of meds that are no longer commercially available.

We inputted all that our computer system would allow and a giant pop-up note to always include inquiring about allergies before actually giving her any meds.

Of course, we have to frequently call MDs to triple check. Poor docs. I'm sure they hate to hear from us.

murrayandcully said...

My favorite allergy that I am presented with while working in a pharmacy is still "I am allergic to generics" which makes me want to roll my eyes and give people a stern lecture as to what the actual differences are between a brand and generic medication are.

but then logic takes over and makes me realize that I can't/don't have the time to give said lecture, and just mark peoples files as "brand only"

although it makes me feel better about myself when I turn around to said generic allergic person with a drug that isn't covered by there insurance and costs more than 100 dollars. Makes me feel all warm inside!

Albinoblackbear said...

My favorite line I've ever had in response:

"Yes I am deathly allergic to something that starts with "B"...start naming some "B" things"

"Do you have it written down anywhere?"

"Yes it's tacked on my fridge at home".

"Perfect".

ndenunz said...

Some of my patients are allergic to Betz cells.

Celeste said...

My husband's grandmother showed me her big fat list of all the medications she was allergic to. My husband's grandfather said that any time she got a side effect from a medicine, she called it an allergy. They kept this list to take any time they saw a medical provider so nobody would offer any of these things to her.

Her list of food allergies grew by the year, too. Mostly a food got on the list if it made her gassy. It was interesting to go to a restauraunt with her and watch her interrogate the waiters about what was in the food that she was allergic to.

Anonymous said...

I guess it's a marginally better answer than, "I don't know if I'm allergic to anything because I haven't taken a lot of medicine, because I don't like taking pills, so I try to avoid them. So I might be allergic to something, and I just don't know it yet."

btw, your whole family's so awesome, I see where Marie gets it from now.

Arps said...

Just made me laugh really loud.

 
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