I get my prescriptions from my GP and the most he will prescribe is 28 days at a time on repeat (a month to them but not in my reality). I have just had to beg him to prescribe me two months worth of prednisolone, as I am trying to decrease the dose and the 5mg are now unsuitable. I have a term time address and a home time address (where my GP is) and can only put in repeats at one location so I am forever running out of something or other and having to rush home and wait around in the chemists. I accept he can't give me longer prescriptions for medication that requires up to date blood tests to prescribe but in this case medical advice is to stay on prednisolone and reduce it slowly, we know that if it goes to plan I have to be on it for the next 4 months at least which is what I want the one prescription to cover. I have annual blood tests to determine my dose of thyroxine (which I have been on for several years) and even then he would only give me 28 tablets on monthly repeats, fortunately in this case the pharmacist gave me the full 6 months worth on the grounds that my next blood test is 11 months away. How do other people manage their prescriptions, is everyone having to visit the chemist every 28 days? I can't tell if this is my doctor being obstinate or new guidelines because I never used to have problems getting my thyroxine for 6 months at a time? Thanks for any information/advice any one can give?
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