Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help me.
I was only recently officially diagnosed with PRV (Jaq+) in February 2015. But, have suffered ill health and symptoms of PV since 2009 after an initial diagnosis of Swine Flu in 2009.
Prior to 2009 I was in excellent health. Shortly after swineflu I was diagnosed with High BP and now take Ramipral. Shortly followed by a diagnosis of SVT (supraventricular tachicardia) for which I take Verapamil. I also take aspirin 75 mg, due to a stroke in 2012 and lansoprazol because of acid reflux.
Although I've only been confirmed as having PRV (Jaq +) since 2015 my Dr says that he is 99% positive that PRV was the cause of the stroke in 2012.... due to blood tests taken around this time and high hct levels.
I currently pay for my UK prescriptions and buy a pre-paid certificate annually ~ £120 a year. From what I've read I may be eligible for free meds associated with PV ~ if that's the case then it would just be Aspirin. So, do I need a confirmed diagnosis to be eligible for all my meds: Ramipral, Verapamil, lansoprazol and Aspirin?
Would be grateful of any information or advice before I speak to my GP.