I'm feeling like a right fraud and like I'm being unfair to millions of other asthma sufferers and I just wonder if anyone else has experienced similar feelings.
I have recently been diagnosed with a condition that makes my medically exempt from prescription charges, not just for the medication for that but for ALL my prescriptions.
The thing is, this 'exemption' illness requires two daily medications which come in a months supply box at a time - not an insignificant cost, but tiny in comparison to the 10+ monthly prescriptions I have for my asthma/allergies which I was originally paying for (by pre-payment). I now get all my asthma meds free.
How can this be justified/fair? I require both sets of meds to essentially keep me alive, so why am I suddenly exempt on the basis of one condition and why does that exemption cover all other prescriptions? Who came up with such a weird list of qualifying conditions and on what basis?
Also, does anyone know if I can claim back the unused months on my prescription pre-payment certificate as that's still valid until September?