I've recently changed my doctors surgery to one that better understands the needs of an asthmatic.
At my previous surgery I requested an extra ventolin inhaler with my usual repeats because I'd had a heavy cold and my breathing had been erratic, usually there is no problem and my doctor knows that I come down with heavy colds a few times a year, anywho, this time it was refused, so I telephoned to see what the problem was to then find out that they were refusing to issue any of my inhalers because I was 'using to much'?!?! My doctor hadn't mentioned anything of the sort at my last review so I was told to see my doctor again and I might add that my inhalers were running very low at this stage so I was panicking. I was told that I couldn't see my doctor for at least 3 weeks and I had a little over a weeks worth of inhalers left, so I left that surgery and had to go through a whole rigmarole of of finding/joining a new one. I feel that I was treated without dignity or care whatsoever