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Hi, just signed up for this site. I was told some time ago I had polymyalgia and was prescribed prednisone, it helped but did not cure the problem. On returning to the doctor she diagnosed fibromyalgia and prescribed naproxen, this does help quite a bit, when I ran out of these I phoned for an appointment to no avail but they did reissue the prescription for me, I'm now coming to the end of these, firstly could anyone inform me if you can get these on repeat prescription? Do doctors only give you them for a short time? Or can you be on them years?

I do have other medical problems and have the meds for these on repeat prescription and have done for 3 years now.

Any advice would be helpful.

Reading other posts have confirmed that I ain't going mad so thankyou all.

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I'd put in a repeat prescription request ( I do mine online for eye drops as they're the only prescription med I have so far) If the dr wants to see prior to issuing the prescription they'll let you know. Allow time so you don't run out,

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Hi Dee, I was on Naproxen for about 6mths and my GP did issue repeat prescriptions for that time. However after a review of my meds , I came off it as we agreed the long term risks outweighed the little good it was doing me. As 06hollyberry says, your doctor should contact you if they have an issue with repeat prescriptions plus they should also discuss continued use with you at regular med reviews.

In the meantime, welcome to the forum. Most of us fibro sufferers go through a period of thinking we are going mad so you are not alone in feeling that way. You will find lots of help and support from our friendly members plus there is plenty of useful information and links on our main site so you may like to take a look at this:


Also I notice you haven’t locked your post. You don't have to do this but you are likely to receive more replies if you do as many of our members are not keen on responding to unlocked ones, as they can be accessed by people outside the community. Instructions on how to do this can be found on the link below but if you get stuck, please don’t hesitate to ask for help.


I look forward to seeing you around, take care. xxx


Hi there and welcome to the forum Im hoping some of our members will be able to answer that question for you in the mean time I'll send you a link to our main site and hope you will find this helpful fmauk.org/ I Think joining the forum you get lots of tips , advice from our members and will look forward to see you posting again . If you would like to lock your post /s it normally generates more responses from our members if a post is locked as it can only be seen by our community and not open to the whole of the internet here's the link healthunlocked.com/fibromya... xx


Hello Dee6 prednis are steroids they clear out the blood of toxins and impurities and help with healing, polymyalgia is an arthritic complaint and the naproxen are anti inflammatory pills, to take them regular you need to have omeprazole or similar to protect your stomach (they hammer your gutts and stomach lining) if they have been helping ( and they will help with poly as well) then make appt. and ask for repeat with omep as well. I wouldnt just down them regualarly I found if you take them until you feel better then stop when you need them again they will work, if you get a flare up whilst taking them thne you migth not be able to increase the dose.. hope that helps.

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Thanks to all of you's and I will lock the messages. Xxx

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