I have only suffered from asthma for 11 years (i have post partum asthma that began when my son was born) but i was diagnosed with brittle asthma in 2013 which is very difficult to control.
My treatment regime is max dose fostair (100/6 4 puffs twice per day), cetirizine 1 tabley each day, spiriva 18mcg each day, lanzoprazole (acid reflux makes my asthma worse), a xolair injection 300mg every 4 weeks and obviously salbutamol (asthma consultant tells me to take 2 puffs 4xdaily, gp as and when i need it). I have been getting all medication as required each month for years right up until the ebd of last year. Suddenly my gp seemed to be having problems with sending my presrciption to the chemist each month, at times i have had to sit in reception and refuse to leave without a script as my meds have run out! I have finally resolved issues with most of my medications and am recieving most of them as normal each month but they are refusing to issue ventolin and will not provide me with rescue steroids despite being informed multiple times by the hospital that i need them at all times. I recieved my last ventolin at the beginning of april which ran out 2 weeks ago and now i am having to resort to using my sons inhaler (he has one at school for use there but only the 1 at home) as my gp practice is refusing to issue another ventolin inhaler until the beginning of june at the earliest. Are they actually allowed to refuse me ventolin? And is there anything i can do to actually get the medication that i need? Xx