Phew I was lucky this evening. Recently diagnosed with copd and prescribed Salbutamol on 2nd July as was breathless. GP said chest sounded ok so no antibiotics and she prescribed me 7 days of Prednisoline 6 5mg a day. I am now on day 5 and still breathless. This evening on taking Salbutamol found it was empty.......... why isn't there a gauge to let us know when we need repeat prescription? I thought, great just as we are going into weekend. Phoned surgery and it was 6.15 so didn't think they would still be open. Receptionist I spoke to was so helpful. It was 6.15pm and surgery closed at 6.30pm she said. She kindly said she would fax prescription to Asda pharmacy and I could collect this evening. My son drove us there and we picked it up. I could hug that wee receptionist as couldn't have gone into weekend without it. I need to get savvy to this and not let that happen again. Ask GP to have repeat ready so that I have one in drawer when other runs out? 17 days it lasted me so that gives me some kind of benchmark. I feel so blinking ignorant to all of this and such a learning curve. I hope you are all coping with this heat.