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Hi All,

Had my CT Scan. All went well. The Dye really does make you think you have wet yourself. Even though I took all my rings etc off, I didn't need to, only a bra if it had metal in it. Had a phone call from hospital to ask me if I would go for a Myocardial Perfusion Scan. This I have next Tuesday. Had my Echocardiogram last Wednesday, my god wasn't it painful. I was glad when it was finished. They also want my GP to tiltrate my Beta-Blocker and give me a long lasting nitrate. Have finally got an appointment with my GP next Wednesday, after being told she was fully booked until September. Also when I collected my aspirin and statin from chemist, the Pharmacist thought I was medically exempt from paying?? So he de pre-scripted my aspirin which costs 8.80 for only 28 and gave me a bottle of 100 aspirin for a cheaper price! I never thought to ask about that when I first got them. Also I had no choice in having the GTN sprayed under my tongue during my CT Scan. Did not have much of a headache, taste wasn't too bad. So not as bad as I thought it would be, after all. But as the Cardiac nurse told me not to over exert my self, I will stay away from going up the hiils and over the cliffs, until all tests are done.

Regards Dee.

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Just a small comment I get 75mg enteric coated aspirin from tescos at about 60p for 28 (I think) so I always get them myself rather thatn have them scripted.

Good luck with your appointments hope all goes well

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If you are not exempt get an annual season ticket (think it was £104 when I last looked). You can pay for it monthly. For anyone not exempt and on an array of meds it is a win-win scenario!

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Hi as Michael says get a monthly prescription card. I pay £10.40 per month by direct debit and my monthly drug bill is usually about £35

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Interested to know did you get your ct scan results straight away? Reason I ask is my mum had same scan last week not heard anything yet though she will have to go back to see cardiologist as he ordered this scan.

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Hi I had a telephone call, asking me to go for a Myocardial Perfusion Scan. Which was a 6 week wait. But I am having that done tomorrow. The letter came a few days after my ct scan with the results. Not that I understood them. I was told on the telephone that they had found some narrowing in the arteries. It also asked for my GP to up my Beta Blocker and give me a long lasting Nitrate. I have no had results of my Echocardiagram yet. But I guess that only goes to the GP. And as I have been summoned to go Wednesday (after trying to get an appoint for the last 3 weeks?) she has had the results and hopefully give me these new prescriptions! Have you thought about ringing the hospital to see if your mothers results have been sent.

Regards Dee.

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She had to wait about four five weeks for appointment about her echo with her cardiologist. However she was under the cardiac rehab and a nurse told my mum her results were normal before her appointment with cardiologist we were told at hospital they would go to her consultant.

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