• In the last few months I’ve had trouble getting all of my prescribed medication. Waiting for some days… trying at multiple pharmacy shops.

    Today the pharmacist told me: “Venlafaxine has been unavailable for weeks now. No vendor has any left. Nothing I can do about it… unless you pay more yourself.” She said this as if it was normal.
    • Hey, it has been unavailable for weeks now.” (How should I know? A package is enough for three months.)
    • Tell your doctor to prescribe another antidepressant.” (Nice idea. I tried A LOT of them. And Venlafaxine works for me. The others don’t and/or have unbearable side effects.)
    The country Germany – this is my very personal opinion – is broken beyond repair for various reasons. But if there is one thing that did work all the time in the past it is the public health insurance. I’ve never known that feeling: “Oh… what if I visit a doctor? Will I be broke afterwards? Should I wait and see if it gets any worse?” and I will certainly not support paying a lot more than the normal price in order to get my medication.

    I’m just agitated and angry at the moment. This feels so wrong. This is just awful. Civilization end or what?

    Edit:
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    Got Venlafaxine for now. See my last comment.

    Thanks to everybody for the comments and the help. Really appreciate this.
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