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I have had asthma since I was very young and am now 16 but recently the chemist have stopped giving me my usual repeat prescription of a ventolin and fostair every month because apparently I have had too many inhalers this year so I now have to wait till I have a asthma review until I can get my next inhalers which means I now have no inhalers for a week and I also have a chest infection.

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  • Hi I would contact your doctor first thing tomorrow and either get an urgent appointment or a telephone call back from them. It is ridiculous stopping all your inhalers just like that when you obviously need them. x

  • I would contact your doctor asap, being without your inhalers whilst dealing with infection is simply dangerous.

  • Get an emergency appointment with GP. I know it sucks but a ventolin inhaler a month is way too much. All the research shows this is a trigger for looking at better control

  • How stupid is that! It is possible to buy Salbutamol over the counter from a chemist in the UK without prescription.

    I can see that it may be time to have a good hard look at the way you use your inhalers as very often overuse is showing that you are using it incorrectly. Maybe a spacer may deliver it better?

    Be Well

  • I suspect this has happened because the GP has limited the number of repeats to force you have a review. The pharmacist should have told you when you had your last repeat that you should have a review. Clearly a lack of communication somewhere

  • It is dangerous to not have any inhalers at hand especially when you have a chest infection. Don't wait until you need it - go immediately to a GP or if not possible,to the emergency in a hospital. "Offcut" says you can buy Salbutamol (Ventolin) from the chemist without a prescription. At least make sure that you have this on hand if your asthma gets worse and you need it quickly. Also a week without a preventer while you also have a chest infection is not a good idea. See a doctor. Good Luck - Hope you get better quickly.

  • Oh Dear, that's a new one..unbelievable, go to A&E they will prescribe for you. Take care xx

  • I'd suggest get an emergency appointment / telephone consult with you GP to see you through. Sounds like you may need to see them for the infection anyway!

  • do not let them do this get emergency appointment with gp and get inhalers mt chemist did this recently my gp overrode their decision, We need to have inhalers and as use is unpredictable it cannot be measured .

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