I have been using cipramil/citalopram as part of my fibro treatment for the past 20 years. I have to use a brand without lactose or sugar. This is difficult. Now finally the consultant suggested Cipralex by Lundbeck as the other brand names are not available in the uk anymore. The gp prescribed it for a month and when I got the next prescription, the pharmacist called me into her office and told me the surgery cannot prescribe the brand name as it is far too expensive. The generic brands with sugar or lactose, gives me migraines which then increase my fb pain to an unbearable level.
I felt harrassed by the pharmasist's actions. Is it her place to take this stand towards me? I feel let down by the system and can only see the gp in three weeks time.
I would appreciate some input please!