Has anyone tried ordering qvar (or other inhalers) online for the full price, to speed things up when GPs are non-responsive? If yes, can you recommend a pharmacy? I found a a web site ("independent pharmacy") which had Qvar 100 for about £40. They gave me the usual asthma assessment questionnaire ("consulation"), but the form would not accept my surgery's address (it's an NHS surgery, do not know what's wrong). Looks dodgy.
I am officially on Seretide 500 as the maintenance inhaler. However, I also found that adding qvar 100 helped bring my PF up by another 5%. I had qvar 100 lying around (from a year ago), so I started taking it too. My theory is that adding the small-particle inhaler helps with the small airwauy inflammation. I have recently run out of qvar, and since them my LF has dropped back by 5%. I asked the GP to put qvar on prescription as well, and the request got ignored. It is the usual passive-aggressive way when they do not want to say no, but do not want to do anything "unusual", either, and prefer to say "we did not receive the request".