My GP gave me a rescue course of prednisolone to take on holiday with me to Poland last week. I didn't want to have to take them, but reluctantly admitted that I needed them on Friday.
I've tried phoning my GP to let them know that I've started taking them (I'm on day 3) now that I'm back home, but the receptionist has told me my GP is not available this week and that I didn't need to make an appointment unless they weren't helping, or I wasn't feeling better. I was also told that I could ask for a repeat prescription for them without seeing my GP if I needed more. It all seems pretty strange to me, and I wouldn't like to order more without speaking to my GP about it -I don't want to take more if I don't really need them.
Everything I've seen on asthma.org.uk and on the online action plans say to see a GP within 24hrs of starting rescue steroids, but I couldn't as I was out of the country, and now my surgery doesn't seem to think I need to see anyone! I'm so confused!
Any help/reassurance would be fantastic.