I have been told by my lymphoedema specialist that my local clinic is likely to close soon and that I will need to get my compression stockings from my GP, but the problem is that only the grip-top stockings are available on prescription, and I am allergic to the grip tops - they make my skin very red and sore. I therefore wear stockings with a plain top (which are supplied by the Lymphoedema clinic), and I use glue to hold them up, but if the clinic closes I won't be able to get them on prescription from my GP. I have contacted the manufacturer to ask whether there are any plans to make the plain-top stockings available on prescription, but they said no, as they did not think there was any demand for them, as I was the first person they had heard of who was allergic to the silicon grip-tops. They said they used silicon specifically because it was a low-allergy material, and that it was most unusual for anyone to be allergic to it. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem.