I have been taking Valtrex for my genital herpes (HSV 2) for last 5 years because it works faster for me than Aciclovir, and i do not have upset stomach from taking it. I have done lots of tests in my home country to determine Valtrex is best for me. Then i moved to the UK to study and i found out that it is v difficult to buy it here - my GP showed me a list of NHS recommended medicines and said she can only prescribe Aciclovir but not Valtrex. I have told them i have side effects from Aciclovir. so i keep asking my friends and relatives to bring me Valtrex whenever they visit me here. I'd be more than happy to pay the price difference btw Valtrex and Aciclovir, since i know Valtrex is more expensive. Is there anything i can do??
it also does not help that they actually want to see that i have an outbreak to prescribe me the medicine every time, while i need to take it (ideally) just before an outbreak occurs. When it occured i had to go to a drop-in doctor , because at my GP they told i'd need to wait 2 weeks to get an appointment . I have now moved GP, so it is again the same story.
What can i do to pursuade them to prescribe me Valtrex?? thank you.