Just been to gp for yet more drugs!! My consultant had prescribed telithromycin antibiotics long term for my asthma, have been trying to get hold of them since last october. Anyway the minute I requested a month supply at a time i was bombarded with ""do you know these cost Â£20 for 10 tabs, 2 a day will be Â£120 a month do you really need them""? Well, my specialist seems to think so!!! Then i had the audacity to ask for the new nasal spray also suggested by my specialist, lets just say my ears are still hurting!!!! I didnt get the new spray ""its very new and expensive flixonase will do the job"" even though i have had this before and doesnt work. I think it costs an awful lot more for me to be in hospital for weeks on end and my gp refuses to see me when chest off cos scare them to death!! Then we went through my lengthy repeat prescription to ""see if we cant get rid of some"", err no! My gp as special interest in addictions so has a seperate surgery for this, they get sharps bins, needles, counselling etc. I have to beg, steal and borrow sharps bins from district nurse or husband (paramedic, comes in usefull) and forget about sof sets my consultants pays for them from ward fund and I have to collect a box when run out and grab syringes and needles when can, doesnt seem fair really does it?
Then she had the nerve to ask me to see asthma nurse for review before april or they wont get paid for it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bearing in mind the asthma nurse asks my advice about asthma and drugs etc i have never been for a review a waste of time (but thats just at my gp surgery anyone seeing there asthma nurse ignore me its the steroids talking ah ah)!
Sorry for the rant but i hate taking all these drugs as it is so to get this response does'nt make it any easier. Anyone had same experience?
Ps. no offence intended for any gp on forum.