I am on Disopyramide and Apixaban. Both probably for life or at least a long, long time (hopefully!!!), and both without which I'd be in trouble. Without Apixaban clearly at higher risk of stroke and not something I'd like to interrupt and restart.
My GP surgery is reluctant to give repeat prescriptions until I run fairly low on stocks. With a poor memory and being quite busy, I often forget till I'm out or very low on stock. Then panic stations! The whole thing is made worst by them only answering the phone for prescription between 10:30 and 12:00; I always remember at 12:01. I end up driving down there and asking them face to face from the person who would have answered the phone!
So here I am, bank holiday on Monday, surgery closed and I will take my last Apixaban on Monday night, got some Diso left over so Ok there. Two days to get a prescription although I will ask for emergency action.
My question is, with drugs like this on which we depend, is it not allowed that we could hold a stock, say 3 weeks/a month. I'd like to have some in my car, some in my wife's handbag and my golf trolley. Is there something that I can quote to my GP to force them to allow me a stock. Last time we went on holiday, and so asked for extra supply, they wanted to know the actual dates of departure and return.
Also, why do I have to get a new prescription every four weeks which is costly and inefficient in admin, transport and time for everyone. Can I insist on a larger supply.