I think it’s fine to reach out, too. If you notice someone isn’t reciprocating, then back off, and obviously don’t make it weird by pumping them for info or bashing your ex (not that I think you are @bloodymeritocracy), but being friends or even building up mutual friendships with someone your ex introduced you too after you’re no longer together isn’t something I find inherently weird or anything.
And congratulations @ktfran and I’m glad things seem like they’re working out well @copa.
@rangerchick, I hope you’re able to get your meds sorted soon. It’s so frustrating to be sent back and forth between the pharmacy and doctor.