When Eloise O’Connor saw a doctor who had prescribed her an anti-anxiety drug, she wondered if she should consider getting one as well.
“I thought, ‘Why not?'” she says.
“The pill was a lot better than I thought it would be.
I could have taken it all the time.
I had a lot of money.
I knew I could afford it.
So I got the pill.”
Eloise, who is 32 and lives in Portland, Oregon, got her anti-answers by taking advantage of a loophole in the law that allows for an emergency room stay to be extended for up to a year after the drug’s prescribed dosage is reduced.
The prescription is filled in the hospital, and when the medication is returned, Eloise gets an extra week of time off the hospital schedule.
Eloise says she was not aware of this loophole until she began to see her doctor, and she was able to use her extra week to take advantage of her extra time off.
She got the prescription at the local drugstore, and it cost $75.
But that’s just a fraction of what Eloise had to pay to have her medications prescribed at a different hospital.
While Eloise was able pay the full price of the prescription for her two-week stay, it would have taken her six weeks off to pay for a month’s worth of prescriptions.
She says she’s glad to know that, thanks to the loophole, she wasn’t charged any additional charges for taking advantage.
“It was pretty sweet, honestly,” Eloise said.
“Being able to get the medication in time for me to go home for a few weeks and get home and be comfortable and take care of my family and my friends.”
Elise has since used her extra two weeks off of the hospital prescription, and now she’s getting her prescriptions filled again at another hospital, a hospital she’s been to several times a year.
It’s been a long time coming for Eloise.
She has battled anxiety for years.
“My parents are always trying to keep me in school,” she says, but when Eloise started seeing doctors for anxiety, she was “stuck.”
“I would go in there and I would just freak out, and I couldn’t function at all.”
Elize says she didn’t have an easy time with her anxiety, but she’s now at a point where she’s able to deal with her fears in a professional manner.
“When I went to the ER with my anxiety, I was a mess,” she said.
“[At the ER] it’s just, ‘Here you go, just relax, just get this thing under control.’
“Meditation helps me to be aware of my surroundings and my surroundings are my body, and then when I’m in a room, it’s like I’m not in a hospital,” Elise says. “
For Eloise and other people with anxiety, the time off from the hospital is a chance to recharge their batteries and to be able to take on more responsibilities. “
Meditation helps me to be aware of my surroundings and my surroundings are my body, and then when I’m in a room, it’s like I’m not in a hospital,” Elise says.
For Eloise and other people with anxiety, the time off from the hospital is a chance to recharge their batteries and to be able to take on more responsibilities.
For now, Elise and her family have settled into a routine.
“We have a house,” she explains.
“So I go to work, I go out and play.
We have a little mini-marina, so I go on a boat or boat cruise.
And then I have time for myself.”
Elope is still working on getting her medications into her system and getting her appointments scheduled, but that’s about all she’s working on right now.
She’s grateful for the extra time she has to spend with her family.
“Even though I’m getting the medication, I’m still going to be there with my family,” Elope says.
She is grateful that she’s gotten her anxiety in check, but Eloise doesn’t feel she has any excuse to keep getting her medication taken away.
“There’s a lot more I could be doing.
There’s a ton more I can be doing,” Elsie says. Related: