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How do I deal with bad side effects from a new generic? Feeling gaslit/unsupported/not taken seriously

2023.05.30 19:09 FrequentGrab6025 How do I deal with bad side effects from a new generic? Feeling gaslit/unsupported/not taken seriously

Anyone else feel gaslit by their pharmacist?
Wasn’t sure if I should’ve tagged this “seeking support” or “seeking advice” because I need both.
Anyway, my pharmacy has been giving me a different generic the past two months. It gives me horrible headaches and I swear it does not work as well. I’d say it was all in my head, but I noticed these outcomes before I thought to check who the manufacturer was and who the old one was.
I asked my psychiatrist about it, and she said that it is completely possible that the new generic is not only causing the headaches, but not working as well for me. However, when I went to pick up my medication, I asked the pharmacist which brand they filled it with before I signed for it. It was the brand they switched me to, so I decided to wait to fill it.
The thing that gets me though, is that the pharmacist was insistent that the generics are all equivalent because they all have the same active ingredient, blah, blah, blah. You know the spiel. But then why would my psychiatrist have told me that it’s possible the new generic doesn’t work as well? She had a decent explanation, and I read up on it in some journals, so I am more inclined to believe her, but I feel like pharmacists always preach about how all generics work just as well. I’m just confused, and wondering if I’m crazy for believing my psychiatrist or for being adamant that this new one doesn’t work as well?
Anyway, if you ever ever dealt with a similar experience, I’d love to hear.
Also, if you know how to deal with this situation, advice is appreciated. I’ve thought about calling around and asking different pharmacies what generic they carry, but I’ve had little luck getting answers without having a prescription in hand. I don’t really want to play prescription roulette and have my dr keep sending it to random pharmacies. But I also don’t want to keep taking something that has little benefit if I have an alternative.
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2023.05.30 19:05 MjolnirPants Sookie and the Tricky Dick

"Okay," Sookie called out. "That's a wrap!"
A ragged cheer went up from the cast and crew. Deacon walked around, clapping his hands and cheering loudly, making sure everyone else was cheering, too. Sookie walked over to her chair and sank into it, her feet throbbing in time to the cheering people around her. She smiled at anyone who caught her eye and just relaxed.
This was the end of a grueling, forty-five day shooting schedule that had been supposed to be ten hour days, but had ended up being more like thirteen to eighteen hour days for her. They weren't done filming the season. Far from it, in fact. But these were the worst shots, and the cast and crew involved had all agreed to push through hard until it was done. After this, they had about two more months of shooting on a more normal schedule, and then editing could begin.
Deacon, despite his enthusiasm for the end of the push, had not had to attend most of the shots they got, and had instead, been spending 'quality' time with a couple of local groupies and the White Lady. Sookie didn't begrudge him this, of course. She worried a little about the amount of booger sugar going up his nose at times, but his agent had repeatedly assured her that he was using far more often during shoots than during his off time.
Besides, it was only fitting that the star of the show should enjoy the fruits of his fame. Sookie herself had picked up a bisexual couple a week or two ago, when they had a shoot end 'early' (at nine PM) and the next's day's shoot wasn't scheduled to begin until eight AM. She had left set almost immediately and headed to a local gay bar, where someone had recognized her from her OnlyFans days and insisted upon introducing his boyfriend.
She sighed, remembering the sensation of two well-endowed men thrusting into her, and how she'd simply melted when the one behind her leaned forward and around to kiss the other. Bi men were soooo hawt...
She promised herself she'd try to find another bisexual 'gay' couple, now that she had the time.
Deacon had finally got everyone sufficiently enthusiastic -which was a credit to his charisma, really, as everybody was exhausted- and came over to sit next to her in his own chair.
"I am so ready for a couple weeks off," he said.
"It's one week," Sookie reminded him. "And then you need to be ready for the fight scenes. Have you been working with your choreographer?"
"I haven't really had the time..." Deacon whined, causing Sookie to sigh.
"Deek," she said, sitting up in her chair and turning to face him. "You haven't needed to be on set for the past two weeks. You've been coming to, in your own words, 'help keep morale up'. And while I do appreciate your efforts in that regards, it is far more important for you to be ready to shoot your fight scenes in a week. I'm serious here. You need to get with your choreographer and get your moves nailed down tight. We don't have time to push those shoots back any further."
Deacon held up his hands in surrender. "I'll be down at the dojo tomorrow, I swear."
"Tomorrow morning," Sookie insisted.
"Tomorrow morning," Deacon agreed. "In fact, I'm going to get the playbook and go over it tonight, to try to get a head start."
Sookie smiled and patted him on the knee as she rose. She didn't want to be here anymore. The PAs and crew could finish cleaning everything up so the teardown crews could get started tomorrow.
She found her personal assistant and instructed her to make sure everyone knew to do their own breakdowns, then left. Filming on set had certain advantages, including the fact that she was within walking distance of her hotel.
The security guard that Julie had insisted she maintain since that incident a few years ago with the psycho stan peeled herself off the wall she'd been holding up and fell into step behind her. Sookie wouldn't have minded so much, except Julie had carefully picked married, monogamous men and women to fill her security schedule with, to avoid any 'conflicts of interest'.
This gal, Linda Gottlieb, was probably the worst of all. She had a girlfriend and a boyfriend, and yet refused to sleep with anyone else. On top of that, she was as slender as Sookie, flat chested (which Sookie found to be a major turn on) and hard as a rock, with veiny arms and shoulders and even a few visible on her belly.
Sookie was a woman of many tastes, but skinny girls with visible veins and no tits were one of her more notable favorites, and so Linda's categorical refusal to so much as let Sookie slip a hand down her pants was grating.
Linda wasn't wearing a uniform. She wore a tight tank top and a loose flannel with the sleeves rolled up and the front unbuttoned over a pair of blue jeans and hiking boots. Sookie knew she had a gun on her somewhere, but couldn't speculate as to where.
Well, that's not true. Sookie imagined the handle sticking of her ass, riding up between the cheeks of that ass that all flat-chested women seemed to have that was categorically unfair to better-if-still-modestly endowed women like Sookie. She slowed down to get a peek at it.
"Looking at my ass again?" Linda asked.
"Yes," Sookie said. "I was wondering if you keep your gun there. The handle could fit between those cheeks and nobody would be the wiser."
Linda laughed and lifted her flannel to show a handgun tucked into her belt on her hip. "Sorry to disappoint," she said. "But I kinda need to keep it where I could easily get at it."
Sookie sighed, her pleasant illusion ruined.
They turned left out of the studio gates and walked up the road. Despite the presence of the studio, this was kind of a rough area, so Sookie appreciated having some security as she made the walk. Not that she couldn't handle herself, but she'd learned the hard way that being taken by surprise left her as vulnerable as anyone.
They hadn't gotten more than a half a block before a ragged looking man approached them, reeking of booze and shit. His clothes were filthy and torn and he had a scraggly beard that ranged from a centimeter to three inches long, seemingly at random.
"Spare a dollar?" he asked.
"No," Linda said, stepping forward to catch his attention so Sookie could slip past.
"S'just a dollar, lady. I'll lick your pussy for it!" The man leered at Linda, who didn't blink or flinch, but rather gave him a hard shove back.
"Don't you fucking crowd me, talking shit like that," she said menacingly, taking another step forward to keep him off balance.
"Be respectful," she added with force. The man looked like he wanted to argue, but something in the way she looked or held herself made it clear to him that Linda was not to be trifled with. He stepped back until his back was to the wall of the building behind him and watched as Linda turned and caught back up to Sookie, who was watching the whole thing over her shoulder.
"Fucking Dykes!" the man shouted. "Suck my dick!"
"You'd think that at least one of them would figure out that being aggressive like that doesn't work," Sookie mused.
"It doesn't work on you or me, but that's because we know we could take his head off if he tried to get violent," Linda said. "Most women aren't fighters. They'll give him cash just to get him to stop harassing them."
"Fair enough," Sookie said.
This was a common occurrence. Almost every time Sookie walked to her hotel, at least one homeless person would try to panhandle her. Sometimes, if she had any cash, she'd give them some. Once in a blue moon, one would engender enough sympathy for a good payout, a hundred bucks or so. But most of the time, they struck her as entitled ruffians, living on the street thanks to their own bad decisions and trying to get by on other people's labor.
She knew that was an old-fashioned mindset. She knew a lot of these people would, if they got clean of whatever they were using, sort out their lives and take care of business. She knew that the DCM Group even had a charitable arm who straight up gave condos and large sums of money to many homeless people, who immediately used that gift to get back on their feet. She knew the stats, too.
But this particular area seemed to attract the sort of homeless people whom right-wing motards used as an archetype for all homeless people. Twice, someone from the crew had been assaulted, causing Sookie to declare that she and the stunt coordinator were the only ones allowed to walk to and from the studio.
"I wonder if they're actually even homeless," Linda said, her thoughts echoing Sookie's.
"Me too," Sookie said. "I mean, it's a very poor neighborhood, adjacent to a place where very wealthy people work. There's no rule that says you have to be homeless to panhandle."
Linda nodded. Sookie wondered idly if she'd been following her own logic, or seeking out a belief that made her feel better about judging the people here. She wasn't sure which, really.
The area they moved through got progressively nicer as they continued. They turned the last corner, with three blocks still to go when Sookie saw the next one.
This one was older. he only had about a week's worth of beard on his face, though Sookie could see that it was mostly gray. He wore similar clothes to the other one, the once-vibrant colors having long since faded towards a muted gray tone. His clothes, however, looked cleaner and the holes had all been neatly stitched. As they drew close, Sookie could read his sign.
Please help Leave a dollar or take a resume Will work for food
Sure enough, he had a stack of resumes weighted down with a rock next to him. Sookie stopped, intrigued and bent down to retrieve one. She handed the man a folded ten dollar bill at the same time. A reward for creativity in his panhandling, she thought.
She looked at it. The man had a pair of enlistments in the Marine Corps at the top of his work experience. It was back in the early 2000s, and it mentioned Helmand Province, which Sookie recalled had been at the center of a lot of the fighting in Afghanistan.
The next few lines were security companies, starting with a high-end competitor to the Group, and then a long sequence of construction and day-labor work, ending on his current work, which was "Self Employed - Private Investigations". Below that, he had a string of qualifications, including armed security, close protection and bail enforcement.
"This is actually quite a good resume," Sookie told him. She glanced up at the top to get his name, Richard Nixon.
"Richard Nixon?" Sookie asked. "Like the president?"
Richard nodded. "I'll work," he said hopefully. "I can swing a hammer and do plumbing. I'll do a full day's work for lunch and dinner, or a hundred bucks, whichever you prefer."
Sookie handed the resume to Linda, who looked down at it.
"Ain't much different than mine," she said. "Oorah."
"Oorah," Richard muttered back, seemingly on pure instinct.
"So why are you out here, Richard?" Sookie asked. "Your resume says you're self-employed as a private eye."
Richard shrugged. Sookie noted the redness and swelling of his nose. "Work's been scarce," he said. "Been getting fewer jobs for the last few years. Fewer jobs means less money, less money means losing my office, not being able to afford nice clothes, which leads to fewer jobs."
Sookie looked a question at Linda, who shrugged. "We're always looking for investigators. It can be hard to recruit former cops, and those we do are often old enough not to stay on for more than a few years before retiring."
Sookie smiled and nodded, turning back to Richard. "You want an interview?"
"Hell yeah," he said with some enthusiasm. "As long as they don't mind me looking a little rough around the edges."
"Where do you live?" Sookie asked. Richard gestured around. "Lost my apartment last month," he said. Sookie pursed her lips and then nodded and held out a hand to him.
"Come on, Richard. I'm Sookie, and this is Linda. I'll make you a deal. I'll get you a nice outfit to wear and arrange an interview at the LA office tomorrow. I'll put you up on my couch for the night, too. That way, you can shower and shave and look presentable for it. What do you think?"
Richard took her hand and let her help him up. "Are you serious?" he asked. Sookie nodded.
"Holy crap, thank you, lady. Sookie, I mean. Thank you." His eyes began to get watery. "I don't... I don't even know what to say. That would be amazing."
Sookie smiled, her heart wrenching for the guy. She knew he had a drinking problem, but she also remembered all those people the Group's charities helped. Get someone on their feet, and there was a good chance they'd stay there.
"Do you have stuff to get?"
"I uh... I have a storage shed. It's paid up through the end of the year," he said. "My stuff is safe there, I just need to go get my toiletries."
"Don't worry about that," Sookie said, stepping to the edge of the sidewalk and waiting for the traffic to clear enough to cross the road. "We can stop by a drug store, too."
Sookie and Linda took Richard shopping and got him everything he needed. Which wasn't much, really. Sookie had a spare toothbrush, razors, shaving cream and cologne at her hotel room. It was all stuff she kept on hand to be the best slut she could be, and make her dishes du jour feel welcome. They bought him deodorant and an electric beard trimmer, and decided to take a pit stop at a hair and nails salon next to the pharmacy.
The girls there had cooed and gooed over Sookie and Linda helping this man out, and refused to accept any money for the trim he got. Unfortunately, they weren't set up to shave a man (all of the other clients inside were women), but Richard protested that he was perfectly capable of shaving himself, so it all worked out.
The next stop was, at Sookie's insistence, one of the ultra-high-end men's clothing stores near her hotel. Linda had protested that simply taking a car to Walmart would be good enough, but Sookie would have none of that.
"Linda, it's been over six years since I've seen a person in Walmart that I'd be willing to give a handy to. It's been even longer since I've seen any clothing there that looked like it didn't come from Walmart, especially the suits. We're not going to Walmart."
As a result, Richard got fitted for a custom-tailored suit and outfitted with a tie that was a pleasant, deep blue, bespeckled with tiny, gold-embroidered Marine Corps logos. He seemed pleased with it, and had to keep wiping his eyes as he repeatedly and profusely thanked her.
When all was done, they finally went to the hotel. Sookie had a full suite on the top floor. It wasn't the biggest suite, but it was close, with two spare bedrooms, a living room and a full kitchen, in addition to a balcony that afforded her a great view of the city (so long as the smog wasn't too bad) and a private elevator to the rooftop pool.
Linda took her usual spot at the door to await her relief for the evening while Sookie showed Richard the large bathroom and made sure he had everything he needed. While he showered and shaved, she decided to review the script.
She walked over to the safe in the living room and carefully punched in her combination on the keypad.
The scripts for The Legend of Jimmy were like solid gold. Every studio out there wanted to get their hands on one, to steal ideas from. Every fan wanted to get one, just for the thrill of knowing what was going to happen next. During the second season's filming, they'd had multiple scripts stolen and leaked, and Sookie had learned to crack down on that. As a result, she was the only one who ever had a full set of scripts for any given season. She kept them safely under lock and key at all times.
She pulled out her working copy, which was different from the 'archive' copy she also kept in the safe. The working copy had all of her handwritten notes on it. She closed the safe back up and locked it, then sat down at the table and flipped open to the scenes they would be filming after the break. Using a red pen, she made notes for herself, things to remember during shooting, like camera angles and notes on the VFX.
She heard the shower turn off, but she was engrossed in her work when the door opened.
"Thanks again," Richard said, causing her to look up. He had a towel around his waist, but Sookie noted that he had a lean torso, with some muscle still there, despite a rough life. Clean shaven now, he looked much better. He'd never get a gig as a model, but he was handsome enough in his own way. Sookie smiled at him.
"You don't have to keep thanking me," she said. "I'm happy to help."
She closed her script and stood, walking it over to the safe. Obscuring her hands with her body, she punched in the code again and placed the script inside. She hadn't yet closed the door when she heard Richard mutter "Oh shit."
She turned to look and froze. He'd turned back towards the bathroom, and then dropped his towel by accident. He was currently in the process of picking it up, affording Sookie a great view of his ass and what might well have been considered a third leg hanging from between the other two.
It came almost to his knees.
A flush of heat went through her, washing away all thoughts of largess and generosity, and kindling a very selfish desire. She heard the spattering on the hardwood floor where she crouched as her usual over-the-top wetness kicked into high gear and soaked through her pants in seconds. She could feel herself throbbing as she eyed Richard's enormous member.
Her disguise slipped and the horns erupted from her head, her tail curled up painfully inside her pants and her skin turned red, with large patches of scales. Operating purely on instinct, she magicked up a veil of mundanity. She didn't want Richard to freak out, and this would keep him from registering her appearance as anything out of the ordinary.
He retrieved his towel and made to wrap it back around his waist, but Sookie shot to her feet and spun, already ripping her shirt off.
"Wait," she said. Richard froze, then turned to look at her over one shoulder. She tossed her shirt on the couch and peeled off her pants. She wasn't wearing any underwear or bra, of course. She never did.
"I just thought of a way you could thank me," she purred, taking a languid step forward. Richard reacted immediately to the sight of her naked, turning, his hog's leg stiffening and rising from its vertical hang slightly.
"Are you, uh... I mean... I'm not..." Richard stammered. Sookie stepped closer to him and put her hands on his shoulder, then ran them down his chest.
"I am damn sure I want to do this, if that's what you're asking," she said, her hands reaching lower as she stepped close enough to press her breasts into his ribs. She took hold of him and felt him grow almost immediately rock hard as he gasped.
"Wow," he said. "This is... This is like something from a porno with a bad script..." he said.
"Uh huh," Sookie said. "And we're about to do the fun parts of it." She pressed her lips into his, and then squealed in delight as he grabbed her by the ass and hoisted her up.
"Where?" he asked into her mouth.
"Pussy, mouth and ass," she replied. She felt the heat rush through his cheeks.
"I meant where in this room," he said.
"I don't fucking care," Sookie responded, lining his huge cock up with her most convenient hole and squirming down onto it with a loud gasp.
"In the bedroom!" Linda shouted. "Please, for the love of god, in the bedroom!"
Sookie awoke the next morning and rolled over to see if Richard was up for a little wake-and-shake. Her hands slapped the empty bed and she pouted.
"Richard?" she called, a wonderful aroma meeting her nose as she did. "Are you making coffee already? I'll fall in love with you, or deepthroat you, your choice, if you are!"
He didn't answer.
She opened her eyes and saw that his new suit was missing. An empty hanger was hooked to the coathanger next to the closet. She climbed out of bed, frowning, and walked out into the living room.
It was empty. She could smell the coffee even stronger, and she walked into the kitchen to find the coffee pot full and a business card sitting next to it. She picked it up and peered at it with sleep-bleary eyes.
"Eric Stephens, Private Investigations, Corporate Espionage, Bail Bonds, Security Consultation," she read out loud. There was a QR code on it, so she picked up her phone from where it had been flung to the floor last night and scanned it. While the page loaded, she glanced in the bathroom to see Richard's old clothes still piled there.
She glanced at her phone to see a very clean-shaven and well-dressed Richard smiling at the camera at the top of a very tastefully designed web page. She scrolled through it for a moment, confused. This was clearly him, but why had he given her a fake name? She supposed he could have had this nice website built back when he was still working enough to afford it, but... It seemed off. It didn't fit. Sookie didn't get it.
That was, until she looked to her own pile of clothes by the safe and saw the door still hanging open. With a gasp, she rushed over only to find the safe empty. Both of her scripts were gone!
"Shit!" she shouted.
The door opened and a large, muscular man dressed like a lawyer rushed in, a gun in hand.
"Miss Ohma, is everything all right?" he asked after scanning the room and peering through the open doors.
"No," Sookie wailed. "I just got my scripts stolen!"
"The gentleman who left this morning?" her guard asked. She nodded. "I'm so sorry, Miss Ohma. I would have stopped him if I knew."
"No, you did fine," Sookie said as her eyes filled with frustrated tears. "You're used to men heading out in the morning. Usually they do it after I wake up and we can get another good fuck in, but still... You didn't do anything wrong."
"He left a note," the guard said. "I saw it taped to the inside of the door." Sookie looked over and saw a folded piece of paper taped there. She stalked over and ripped it down, sniffling angrily and wiping at her eyes to read it.
 Dear Sookie, Last night was probably the best night I've had in my life. It's certainly the best night I can remember. If you ever want to do it again, just let me know. I left you a card by the coffee machine, and there's a full pot for you, as well. If you don't ever want to see me again, well, I guess I understand. I'm sorry to have left the way I did, but I'm a man of my word, and my client was willing to pay a lot of money for that script. I hope this doesn't hurt you too much. For what it's worth, I'm sorry if I upset you. Wishing you all the best, Eric 
Sookie crumbled up the paper and angrily threw it across the room.
"Motherfucker!" she shouted. The guard winced, but said nothing.
"He scammed me," Sookie said. "Got a nice new suit out of me, seduced me with that redwood growing between his legs and then ran off with my fucking scripts!"
She let her claws form and dug them into her thighs, carving bloody furrows that healed almost as fast as she made them. The guard started and rushed over.
"Ma'am, please," he said. "I'm not supposed to let you hurt yourself."
Sookie let him pull her hands up to her chest. She leaned into him for a moment. "You're married, aren't you?" she said.
"Uh, no," he said. Sookie turned her head to regard him. She didn't recognize him. "What's your name?"
"Devin, Ma'am," he said. "Devin Iglesias. This is my first shift on your detail."
"Who put you on this shift?"
"Uhh, Missus Williams. She said I'd enjoy this detail, and I agreed. I'm a huge fan of your show, Miss Ohma."
"Are you gay?" Sookie asked. Devin blinked. "Uh, no, Ma'am."
Sookie smiled. "I need you to do two things," she said.
"The second, and most important thing, I need you to call the office and ask for any information they have on a private investigator named Eric Stephens who works out of LA."
Devin nodded. "Yes, ma'am. And the first thing?"
Sookie smiled wider. "I need you to find out the real reason why Inanna thought you'd enjoy this posting."
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2023.05.30 18:17 annraa Was broken up with

We all (3) live together currently, they changed the gaming room into my temp room.
I don't work, I'm currently trying to get disability for CVS. Also just found out I'm missing most of my pancreas. I don't have any money because I haven't been able to work at all the past few months. I'm trying to not get sick as I type this while crying.
I don't know where I'm gonna go or what to do. They're literally all I have besides my cat.
I can't stop crying and my mom is telling me to move and live back with my ex. So, she's not a very good support. My "best friend" was convinced this relationship was abusive and picked me up, took me to her house 2 states away and treated me awful the entire time. Then thought me trying to get hugs and leaning my head on her shoulder meant I wanted to fuck her and get into her marriage. She then kicked me out and I had to walk 6.6 miles to a greyhound station and my ex partners sent me money to get back and picked me up. I just...don't have anyone else and I don't know what to do. I'm not doing okay at all right now.
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2023.05.30 18:12 ihatenywinters Pregabalin withdrawal

My pharmacy, the great and wonderful CVS, (cue eyeroll) messed up my prescription and I've been without pregabalin since Sunday. The on-call doctor refuses to give me a script for a couple pills to carry me over until after the holiday weekend, citing on-call is for "urgent matters only". So, I've missed the last four doses. I'm on a pretty low regimen (75mg pill, twice a day) so I'm surprised that I feel like total crap without it. I was up all night imagining cutting my legs off to alleviate the pain. Wtf. How can pharmacists and doctors really care so little about us?
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2023.05.30 18:11 gagirl72 Pharmacy near The Woodlands TC

Hi there, I just moved to The Woodlands, TX and looking to switch my Wegovy to a new pharmacy. Does anyone know of a pharmacy that carries in the Woodlands/Spring area? Dr. stated to stay away from CVS. I’m in 2.4 and have never had an issue with supply.
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2023.05.30 18:00 iciwieusnwkwia stupid drivers

you know it’s not just the people who enter cvs are dumb as hell they also don’t know how to drive. the amount of people within this past month have hit the same pole right outside the pharmacy drive thru is actually crazy. It has to be at least 6 people who have hit it
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2023.05.30 17:09 autotldr Sen. Elizabeth Warren probes abortion access amid states’ patchwork plans

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WASHINGTON - Sen. Elizabeth Warren is launching a fresh round of questioning on states' limits to abortion rights as a battle on medication abortion hangs in the balance at a federal court.
Warren and three other Democratic senators sent letters late last week to five major health care worker and pharmacy groups interrogating how last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing national abortion rights has affected health care access and providers' treatment of patients.
Warren does not chair a committee in charge of health care policy, but Democrats on the Senate HELP and Finance committees have echoed her concern about access to the abortion pill mifepristone and restrictive abortion policies.
"As we approach one year since this radical Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, we must confront the devastating effects that state abortion bans and worsening restrictions are having on women across the country, as well as new threats to medication abortion that are contributing to harmful misinformation about the drug's safety and availability," Warren said in a statement to STAT. Besides access to mifepristone - which is in limbo with a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals case - Warren asked about confusion over the slightly less effective abortion drug misoprostol.
Some patients and doctors have reported difficulty accessing the FDA-approved drug amid nationwide confusion over the legality of abortion medication.
Major pharmacy chains Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS signaled they would register to dole out the drugs, but Walgreens was soon caught in controversy over its decision not to register in 21 states, including four where abortion remains legal.
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2023.05.30 16:16 dudeatcvs Updated Order Guide

Updated Order Guide
Aside from pulling the order guide from store resources I think it’s time for an updated catalog
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2023.05.30 14:52 -DB-Cooper May 30, 2023 DisneySea Trip Report - All Rides (No Premier Access)

NOTE: We did all but one ride and we did many rides multiple times (more on that below)
I did DisneySea today with my wife and 7 year old son. Given what I read about long queues, I was expecting to spend a lot on Premier Access, but we found we were able to do all rides (except one) and did many of our favorites multiple times without buying Premier Access once. We also ate well, drank, saw shows and walked 10+ miles in the park. We never waited more than 30 minutes for a ride, and most were less than 10. Here's a rough recap of the day, which was a Tuesday that was supposed to be rainy and ended up being sunny and perfect!
Woke up at the Hilton Tokyo Bay, enjoyed the free breakfast buffet (Hilton Diamond Status) at 630am. We headed to the park on the Resort Line at 715am. We queued up in the security line shortly after and waited about 45 minutes in that line. We were probably number 20 in the queue. The park states it opens at 9am, but we were in the park on our first ride by 830am.
Upon getting in the park, we headed directly to Journey to Center of Earth where we walked right on without any line. After, we went to Indiana Jones where we walked on with no line. We then hit Simbad's, no line, had the boat to ourselves. We then strolled over to Tower of Terror. During that walk, Center of Earth was now showing a 50 minute wait. It's also worth nothing that when we walked to Center of Earth right in the beginning, EVERYONE was loading up at Soaring, 90+ minute wait (more on this later) at 830am. Soaring was at 120 minutes by 930am...
Tower of Terror was 20 minutes when we got there. We then hit up Aquatopia which was a walk-on and Nemo which was maybe 10 minutes. We then hit Toy Story which was 30 minutes. We ate lunch in the American Harbor at the place that sells Fried Chicken, Burgers and Beer. After, we did the Venetian Gondolas which was a walk-on, and then we then hit up 2000 under the sea (walk-on) and then Aerial land, hit all rides inside and out, then Grand Carousel and the Magic Carpets. We waited around 10 minutes for the Fish Coaster and the Jellyfish, others were ~5 minutes. We hit Indiana Jones again which was a 15 minute wait.
Then we headed over to Teddy Roosevelt's without reservation and were told it'd be 45 minutes, but we waited less than 15. We chilled in there and got two rounds each of drinks. We then hit Center of Earth again and waited 20 minutes, then Aquatopia again which was a walk-on. We then queued for Believe about 45 minutes before the show, had a great vantage point. We then grabbed a quick bite and souvenir shopped and headed back. Soaring had moved to Premier only and other lines were swelling and the little one was exhausted.
We almost did Soaring a few times, but the line was consistently 120 minutes in the morning, 90 minutes in late morning/early afternoon, then 60 minutes in later afternoon, and it had gotten to 50 minutes before Believe and 30 minutes RIGHT before Believe, but we didn't want to risk missing Believe. We did Soaring 4 times at Disney California Adventure last June, it was almost always a walk-on as it's not that popular there. We opted just not to do it since at DCA we thought it was just ok. Regardless, we could've made it work but riding Center of Earth and Indiana Jones an extra time each was much more preferable for us.
So outside of Soaring, we did every ride, saw shows, even did the people moving things like electric rail, steamboat, toured the big boat, spent an hour at Teddy's, ate all the popcorn, got photos with like a dozen characters, rode some big rides twice, etc.
Anyways, don't be too worked up about queues, at least on a Tuesday, the park was pretty easy to get on rides. Queue time ranges for the day were: Center of Earth was 25-50 minutes, Toy Story 30-50 minutes, Tower 10-30, Indiana 10-20 most times I checked. Besides Soaring which was mostly hovering around an hour, all the other rides were <15 (Nemo popped to 20-30 minutes a couple times). Soaring and Toy Story got all the rope drop attention and the queue times were the longest first thing in the morning and tapered off throughout the day, so I would absolutely skip those unless you have the pre-access hotel thing. Hit Center of Earth first for a walk-on!
Overall, we loved the park, theme'ing is top notch. We were bummed the coaster with the loop was down for a refurb, but everything else was open. The staff and characters were top notch and the food and bev everywhere was great!
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2023.05.30 13:51 hhiboatcharters Hilton Head Fun Things to Do & Fun Things to Do At Hilton Head Island: Exploring the Best Activities on the Island

Nestled along the picturesque coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is a tropical paradise that offers a plethora of exciting activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you're a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply seeking relaxation, this charming island has something for everyone. In this article, we will explore the top fun things to do at Hilton Head Island, highlighting the diverse range of experiences available to make your vacation truly memorable.

  1. Embark on an Unforgettable Boat Charter Adventure:
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the beauty of Hilton Head Island is by embarking on a boat charter adventure. offers a variety of options to suit your preferences, from private charters to sunset cruises. Hop aboard and witness the stunning coastal vistas, encounter playful dolphins, and explore hidden coves and sandbars. Whether you're an avid angler or simply want to relax on the water, a boat charter experience is a must-do activity.

  1. Discover the Pristine Beaches:
Hilton Head Island is renowned for its pristine, sandy beaches that stretch for miles along the Atlantic coastline. Grab your beach gear, soak up the sun, and indulge in various water activities such as swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding. Coligny Beach Park is a popular spot, featuring public beach access, volleyball courts, and shaded picnic areas. Relaxation and fun await you on the island's breathtaking shores.

  1. Explore Nature at its Finest:
Hilton Head Island is a nature lover's paradise, boasting an abundance of wildlife and preserved natural beauty. Visit the Coastal Discovery Museum, where interactive exhibits and walking trails showcase the island's rich history and ecosystem. Take a leisurely bike ride along the numerous scenic trails that wind through lush forests and marshlands. Keep an eye out for alligators, turtles, and a variety of bird species that call this island home.

  1. Tee Off at World-Class Golf Courses:
With over 20 championship golf courses, Hilton Head Island is a golfer's dream destination. From the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, home to the RBC Heritage tournament, to the stunning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, there are options for players of all skill levels. Immerse yourself in the lush green fairways and challenging holes, surrounded by breathtaking coastal views.

  1. Indulge in Gourmet Dining Experiences:
Hilton Head Island is a food lover's delight, with a diverse culinary scene that offers something for every palate. From fresh seafood caught daily to Lowcountryfavorites like shrimp and grits, you'll find a variety of mouthwatering options. Explore the charming restaurants and waterfront eateries that dot the island, savoring the flavors of the region while enjoying stunning views of the marina or beach.

  1. Enjoy Water Sports and Thrilling Adventures:
For those seeking a bit of adrenaline, Hilton Head Island offers an array of thrilling water sports and adventure activities. Try your hand at parasailing, jet skiing, or kiteboarding, and experience the rush of the ocean. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the island's many waterways, observing the abundant marine life up close.
Hilton Head Island is a haven for adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. Whether you choose to explore the stunning coastline, immerse yourself in nature, or indulge in gourmet dining experiences, this charming island offers a wealth of fun things to do for every visitor. Make the most of your Hilton Head vacation by embarking on a boat charter adventure with, taking in the breathtaking views and creating lasting memories. Your island getaway awaits!
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2023.05.30 04:50 Jpoolman25 Are there online programs to learn and obtain license?

I’m in community college doing pre reqs for radiography program but I’m looking for a job. I don’t have much experience beside fast foods and retail store like customer service. I don’t have backup plan for my career path but I thought xray tech job will be good path to start then go into ct or mri tech. I thought about finding remote job or something in healthcare setting like hospital or clinics but they all require experience or some qualifications. I see many young people working as pharmacy techs in retail stores like Walmart publix Walgreens cvs. But I’m not sure how to become pharm tech or if I should look into different paths of work. I just feel stuck
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2023.05.29 23:51 graystomb What do you think of leaving the job of my degree that pays 10/h for a retail manager trainee (CVS Pharma) that pays 18.50/h ?

I studied a BS of Business administration with a concentration on communications and I'm currently working on TV but the salary is massively underwhelming for the stress.
Instead I got offered a Manager Trainee on CVS Pharmacy which is tempting but I have 0 retail Experience.
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2023.05.29 22:49 toxicbitcx My life should not be threatened for $18 an hour.

I loved my job and I'm sad that I had to quit. All names are made up but are based off of real people and it was a 24hr store where I worked.
I started CVS back in November 2022 as Pharmacy Technician, getting paid $18.00 an hour in the East Coast. I was 19(FTM) living with my partner in the state over from where I was hired. It wasn't too much of a drive, just 25 minutes. My coworkers were the kindest, and so were many customers...
At the time we were under Jane Doe's care as she was the pharmacy manager. She hired about three other technicians who started before me, all hired for Full-Time. Jane planned on leaving CVS so she hired a pseudo-manager who worked for CVS prior to his other job, John Doe.
My interview was held upstairs in the storage closet while sitting on a cooler and Jane Doe sitting on a case of Monster, so I don't know what I expected, lol. I was warned in the interview that customers could get very upset, and I told her I understood what I was getting into and that I'm thick-skinned (which I very much am.)
Fast forward a month or so and I'm working about 25-30hours a week, alongside being a part-time package handler at a facility for the holidays for some extra money. I was also a student during this time.
The first time I cried at my job was in December. A customer and her partner came in at 10pm being inappropriate with her and her husband making jokes about how they're gonna do sexual stuff to each other later while I was trying to get her insulin out of QT... It ended up resulting in the wife asking if I was queer, to which I said I'm in a queer relationship. She then asked if I was trans and that she could tell I was before I could even say anything. I was not out to my coworkers as FTM (at the time there was only the Pharmacist and another tech there) and this made me very upset to be outed in this way at my place of work. I am a very cis-passing person (not that it really matters), so I wanted to stay stealth at this job. It was my first job fully identifying as a man, as I had Top Surgery in August and have been on testosterone for a few years.
I wanted to just be seen as a man and keep my personal life at home, not at work.
Having this be the worst experience I've had, I ended up crying in the bathroom and taking my 30 minute break right then and there. This being said, nothing else working at CVS had phased me up until these past three months.
Being the only buff kind of guy at my job, it was my duty to be the bouncer. I would kick people out of they were being inappropriate, rude, or straight up unprofessional. This one customer threatened to key my car, while another customer had threatened to shoot me on two separate occasions. I came home crying to my partner about these instances. For $18 an hour, my life should not be threatened.
I talked to my lead pharmacy tech about this at the time, but there was nothing that could be done because nothing happened. I used to be a manager prior to this job, so hearing this didn't make any sense to me. My last job would take action immediately, regardless if it happened or not because it was a threat. I should've gone to HR, but I know personally CVS HR does not care unless a Lead PT or a Pharmacist calls it in.
I grew to hate my job after this because I was scared. I used to love going in, helping to fill prescriptions and helping families out with their medications. I would cut out the company stickers that were given to us so it'd just be the smiley face without the "customers like you make us happy" shit on it. My favorite ones were the little bear stickers that said "We hope you feel better!" to give out to the kids. I'd let them choose, too! Or the really sweet older ladies who would come in a give me treats from the Costco to try through drive-thru, lol.
My hours started to get cut, and so would my coworkers. Once Jane Doe left, John Doe finally came in. He did make many things better, but with the company-wide hourly cut, it became ridiculous. I started with 25-30hour weeks, then got down to only 14 hour weeks, with coworkers (who weren't the lead PT or Pharm on duty) calling me in to help. Saturdays were the worst because it was just me, another tech, and a pharmacist who usually didn't work at that store. We would get so busy and it would stress me out so much but there was never any extra help.
This ended up with my pharmacist suggesting I travel around for work... I live in a whole different state and the CVS's that needed help were well over an hour away. I did this a couple of times, but it just wasn't worth it because of gas. For every store I was asked to go to, I would give it to my other coworker who was hired around the same time I was because he was only getting six hours a week!
With the hour cuts and the threats, my partner and I decided it just wasn't worth it for me to work there anymore. I miss my coworkers and my customers, but I have no desire to associate with that store anymore. I didn't even put a two weeks notice in, I just quit over text.
I didn't want to air my dirty laundry out, but does anyone else have similar experiences with CVS? Do you think I'm still able to go to HR about the threats, or is it not even worth it since I'm no longer an employee?
I'll answer any asked questions too. :)
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2023.05.29 22:17 RepedeTheTerrible Consistent system issues with Rx, saying it is expired

I have had this issue with my CVS at least 7 times in the past year, but I haven't had the issue since February.
I see my doctor for an Adderall refill every three months, and at each visit she sends my pharmacy three separate prescriptions: One for fill immediately, one for fill in 30 days, and one for fill in 60 days. I can verify through my doctor's portal that the fill dates are all listed correctly. CVS never has an issue filling the first script.
Per the fill date, my May script was able to be filled/picked up today. Before calling, I logged into my CVS online portal and saw that my May script was "in process" and my June script was "on hold" until 6/29. All correct. I called, they said they could fill my May script and it would be ready by noon. So I drive down, try to pick it up, but as they are scanning the prescription and handing it to me, I am told that it is expired and they cannot sell it. When I ask how they were able to fill it if it were expired, the pharmacist told me that she didn't know, but that her best guess was that the system didn't catch that it was expired when it was being filled.
I log into my CVS portal on my end, and it is now saying that my May and June orders need a new prescription from my doctor as they are expired (going off the date the order was received in April, not the fill dates). So even my June order went from saying it can't be filled until June 29th to being expired.
Now, as I mentioned above, this exact thing has happened to me numerous times over the past year. I call to confirm it is not expired/ready to be filled, they fill it, but then they can't sell it to me because it is "expired". But within a day or two, the pharmacist calls me to apologize for their "system issue", and tells me that they've figured it out and I can get it now. So I drive down and am successfully able to pick it up.
Can someone shed some light on what is going on here? Why are the scripts not showing up as expired when they go to fill them, and only when they are selling them to me? And how is this always resolved (without my doctor sending in a new script) 1-2 days later? And why would my CVS portal go from showing my scripts being on hold until X date to being expired?
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2023.05.29 21:51 chlorinedrinker19 Yep, depression came back

Please just read it if you have a few minutes.
Hi, first of all, sorry for my imperfect english, it's my 2nd language.
So, i've gone through depression around two years ago after around a year and a half of pure suffering, however my therapist was extremely helpfull and he succesfully helped mi through it.
A bit about me and my situation.
I'm almost 20, just graduated high school (equivalent in my country), and my life would be easily described as miserable, I am a small youtuber (10k subs) that burnt out ages ago and right now i only do it for money, which all goes to my drug addicted brother and my mother, because we are struggling finnancially since i can remember.
I just can't get out of bed anymore, I can't sit at my desk for more than an hour without severe head pain, i'm trying to learn how to code to try and find a job, i'm also trying to get a job in marketing which im unsucessfull in, after dozen courses and around 50 sent cv's i still didn't get accepted anywhere which at this point makes me question my will to live.
My normal day starts at 10AM, when i finally get up from bed after laying there for 4 hours scrolling through tiktok and frying my dopamine receptors. Then i force myslef to do my youtube job for a few hours, and then i get to learning programming and marketing (courses and similar stuff), i finish my day at 12PM, laying to bed, crying silently so i don't bother my housemates, my girlfriend thinks i'm okay, because i try to hide everything from her to not stress her out, she always gets emotional whenever she hears about my mental health and i can't stand her crying about my problems when she has a life of her own.
It all has been like this for around a month and i'm really exhausted mentally from all that stuff, i wanna get a job and move out, but i'm afraid it'll only make everything worse, and i don't even know when/if i'm even gonna be able to get any real job.
Please, every advice will be helpfull. Thanks for reading.
Edit.: Using a throwaway cause i don't want to be recognized by my GF.
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2023.05.29 21:44 TheRapidTrailblazer Resume Questions

I am applying to a pharmacy student position at a hospital, and I am trying to make sure that my resume doesn't have any red flags so I don't get my application kicked before I get an interview. I have a few concerns that may botch my resume
  1. Should I bother include my high school if I have an associate's degree? I know most people say don't include it if you have a degree already, but degree wise I only have that to show. I don't have a bachelors degree
  2. I moved while I was in high school. Should I only include the school I graduated from? Would I only include the years attended in my resume and job application?
  3. This is probably pretty dumb, but would it reflect bad on me if I use the google doc resume template. I'm still going to change around some things, and of course get rid of the lorem ipsum jargon, but I'm not sure if hiring managers will think I put little effort into my resume by using google docs.
  4. I never finished my bachelor's degree. Many pharmacy schools don't require it. I did my third year of undergrad to finish off my prereqs and head off to pharm school. Should I omit this from my resume and job application?
  5. Would it look weird if I put the years 2018-2021 on my job application and resume for my associate's degree. When I was in high school, I was a dual-enrollment student, which meant I took a few classes at a local community college while I was in high school. Then when I graduated I went to that same community college and the credits I earned in high school applied to my major. So it appears that I took three years to complete my associate's rather than two. It probably doesn't matter for most jobs as long as you have the degree, but the hospital I am trying to get a job at is actually the same company where I go to school. In fact, the building is right next to each other!
I'm sorry if I am asking too many obvious questions, but I really want to get this right.
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2023.05.29 18:14 caro223 Been waiting on my [F26] medication prescription for 3 weeks and the pharmacist was very nasty to me. What are my options?

My prescription for my Adderall was sent by my doctor 3 weeks ago. I’ve gone to CVS to check on it about 3 times since then and they always tell me I don’t have any pending prescriptions, or that it was ordered and they don’t know when it’s coming. This has been very frustrating because I’ve been rationing my medication and only taking it on the days I have something important going on but now I’m completely out.
Today, I went to CVS again to check on it and the pharmacist was so rude and told me it’s not coming and I asked if she could find out if they have it in stock at a nearby CVS and she said no, then I asked if there was anything else I could do and she shrugged and hung up the phone (I was in the drive thru of the pharmacy). I left in tears.
I need the medication for work this week. My doctor’s office is closed for the holiday. Am I just out of options? Can I have my prescription transferred to a different CVS somehow?
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2023.05.29 17:05 sauna_apartment Carless: Escarpment Trail, the Catskills NY

I've been meaning to do this for awhile as I've found the info regarding backpacking without a car in the NYC area lacking, half-baked, or in practice, untrue. The thread in the sidebar is excellent, but AT focused. I'll see a post that say take this bus service to a certain town and taxi to the trailhead, but what it may not say is that there is no service to call a taxi on arrival or that line only runs on weekdays that direction. Not to say I won't be repeating common knowledge as I definitely will, but hopefully you'll find something in my logistics useful for planning your own ventures sans car.
A little bit about me: I am a lightweight backpacker (slowly working on dropping my last few ounces) living in Queens, NY. I generally love the public (and private) transit in NYC metro area, although it always could be improved and there are aspects that are deeply frustrating, large and small. In addition to not having a car, I also work a 9-5 job; this and future trail reports will reflect that I often only have a weekend to enact my plans.
The Escarpment Trail
Buy a ticket on the Trailways bus line from Port Authority to Windham, NY. On Saturdays, there is a bus that departs at 8am. That is the one you want. The Trailways' stations are in the bottom of Port Authority, terminals 28-34. Double check your bus is correct with the attendant as the what is on the directory and what terminal they're actually leaving from may be at odds. When boarding, tell the driver that you want the Escarpment Trailhead Parking lot, which is slightly before Windham; in between Windham, East Windham, and Hensonville; after Cairo; on route 23. If you pass Smitty's Nursery & Landscape on the left you've gone too far. I didn't know you could ask the driver to drop you off at a non-designated stop, but he said it was okay as long as its on route. I'm assuming this is a driver by driver thing, but as long as you're not an ass about it, I bet they'll say yes. However, I did not know this perk until a woman request to be let off before Windham, and I got off with her and proceeded to backtrack to the trailhead on route 23. If you have to walk the shoulder, maybe you can hitch a ride, but you'd be luckier than me.
Make sure you have water. At the trailhead there is a stream. There is no water after that until 0.4 miles past Dutcher Notch, which is ~12 miles away.
Starting from the first sign off 23, the trail is very well marked (until North South Campground), simply follow the blue markers. A commenter on Alltrails writes:
If you can get Wyndham and BlackHead out of the way on the first day the second day is pretty smooth after the initial climb out of the notch. Amazing view after amazing view.
Views translate to ascents. Climbing Blackhead was confirmed steep and arduous after already hiking 9 miles. But this is the hardest climb during the trip, so once summited, it's all smooth sailing. Day 1 clocked about 11 miles (excluding walk to the trailhead).
I camped somewhere on the backside of Arizona Mountain overlooking the valley. It was gorgeous, but unexpectedly buggy for no water nearby and a slight breeze. If you're hiking this in two days one night as I was, you need to get to around the Notch. In the notch, there is an intersection between the Escarpment trail (straight), the Colgate Lake Trail (right), and the Dutcher Notch Trail (left). A short ways down the Dutcher Notch Trail there is a spring (a pipe in the rock) where you can filter water. This is the last place to filter water before North Lake.
Not much to report for the first half of the day; the Catskills are beautiful. There is a very cool plane wreckage. The Escarpment trail gives views to the NorthEast, and often times you can see the Green Mountains, the Whites, and the Berkshires, depending on the clarity. Eventually you'll reach North Point on North Mountain. Here, you'll start to encounter day hikers staying at NorthSouth Campground. I was fairly alone for most of the path; some families at the start, a few day hikers going to Windham High Peak, but very few backpackers. Which imo is preferable; I like the solitude. The frequency of day hikers increased the closer you get to the campground, but most of them were heading out as I was heading in, and only one had a bluetooth speaker.
Reaching North Lake, you are a jungle person breaching civilization. People are grilling and getting stuff out of their SUVs, while you smell and swim in your skivvies. Or at least, that's what I did. After a nice dip, find the blue markers at the back of the campground. There is no more markings for the Escarpment Trail although you're still on it. The signs will say to Catskill Mountain House Site and to Boulder Rock. Stay on the blue markers.
Eventually you'll come to Kaaterskill Falls. I only went to the lookout not the base, as I was unsure how much more walking I'd have to do and I was anxious about the time (around 2pm, the bus back was 5:55pm.) Also Kaaterskill Falls was overrun by tourists, which are different than day hikers. I can't complain as Kaaterskill Falls has been a tourist attraction since the mid 1800s, but after two days in the peaceful woods, I wasn't keen about been around all the activity.
Instead of finishing the Escarpment Trail at Schutt Rd. Parking Lot, take the Kaaterskill Rail Trail to the Haines Falls Train Station. Its about a 1.5 miles of pathway that brings you back to route 23A. At 23A, take a right and walk along the shoulder for about 2 miles into the town of Tannersville, NY. On 23A, stop at the Twilight General Store for an optional ice cream, however the key stop is Bear & Fox Provisions in Tannersville. Great selection of beer and cider, one of which the proprietor brews from apple trees from the side of the road.
Catch the 5:55pm Trailways bus from outside the pharmacy (5980 Main St.), which after a brief stop in Kingston, returns to Port Authority. I would recommend buying both ticket ahead of time as I had varying degrees of mediocre service the whole trip. Day 2 clocked about ~14 miles (including walking to Tannersville)
The Escarpment is great trail for an experienced hiker. Like other Catskill hikes, it's as beautiful as it is difficult. It's very possible to do it in a weekend, but a slower paced individual or group may want to do it in three days, two nights which may affect bus times and accessibility. Enjoy a carless excursion and remember to bring an eye mask and ear plugs for the bus ride.
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