British Lung Foundation

change of lifestyle

Hi all am back since been on I have now relocated to a lovely ground floor flat found a new partner who,s previous partner died of lung cancer last year, life is improving but I need a little advice I moved here just over a week ago and changed address with the local surgery, however the day after I ran out of steroids so asked for a repeat only to be told to go back to my old doc who said no so since then I have been without steroids and I will have no alendronic acid this friday consequently I am now at the back end of seasonal flu and know I need my lungs checked, and a prescription for antibiotics but how if both surgeries dont acknowledge me do I go to the chest clinic !!!!!

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This is very bad I would contact the Practice manager at your new surgery if they have accepted you as a patient then they must see you. You have a repeat prescription to show what medicines you are taking. Failing that do you have a Respiratory nurse or a walk in Doctors surgery that you can go to.

Hope you get it sorted.



Do you have a consultant? If so phone his/her secretary and tell them the position you are in.Anyone with half a brain knows you can't just be cut off long term steroids at the drop of a hat! Good luck!


go to a walk in surgery, or as with our local hospital has an an out of hours clinic, when I have had problems with my surgery , I have used both these services. and found them very good.

Hope you get fixed up and very soon, I would write a letter to find out where you stand .


Good advice reggie from your friends: You need treatment quickly: consultant: walk in centre: If you just asked at reception - wast of time. Make an appointment with your new doc: chest clinic. Crazy system.

Good news your life has taken a lovely turn - really pleased for you.

Hope you get sorted soon.

Love C xxx


Sounds like life is on the up reggie.

Take the advice above and get it sorted today!!

Best wishes. B.


Hope you get your medication sorted out soon Reggie and I'm realy pleased things are looking up!! hope you find great happiness in your new home :)


still no steroids but hopefully tomoz to add insult to injury the esa has not went into the bank so running around again tomoz


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