Hi all just wondered if anyone had requested a different hospital than the one allocated? I'm currently being seen by the respiratory team at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight. The only problem is they keep canceling my appointments and moving them back. I'm now not due to see the consultant until the end of Sept. Yesterday I saw my asthma nurse at my GP surgery who told me there was nothing they can do as I'm under the consultant, she suggested seeing my GP so made an appointment for Monday. Have phoned consultants secretary with no joy of getting an earlier appointment.
I need my medication reviewing I'm on Cetirizine 10mg twice daily for allergies (whilst it damps symptoms down I still have runny nose, itchy eyes, throat and ear canals all the time) Singulair 10mg at night, back on Seretide 500 accuhaler which I was on before christmas which GP changed to Symbicort which did very little, and resp consultant put me back on Seretide even though I explained I had already been on Seretide for a number of years and recently it wasn't having much effect and salamol easi breathe inhaler.
I don't feel like I'm getting enough medication into my lungs with the seretide / salamol. I last saw consultant at the end of March and feel that by now I should be seeing / feeling some improvement in my symptoms on this current medication regime but I'm not.
Can I request being referred to a different hospital for example Southampton?
Any advice would be appreciated.