I started on Leflunomide on 25th November via the Rheumatology Specialist Nurse at the hospital. She said she would write to my GP to inform them of my new medication, to ask them to keep a regular check on my blood pressure and to ask for this med to be put onto my prescription list. When the med did not appear on my list I asked my GP today to prescribe more as I run out of tablets on the 5th Jan. He said he could not do this because he had not been sent any instruction letter from the hospital and the tablets were very expensive. He suggested I contact the specialist nurse and get them to send a letter. When I rang I just got an answer service which stated that because it is Christmas it may be some time before my query was answered.
What I want to know is why can no one these days do what they are supposed to do? I have said before on this site that you have to be one step ahead of the medical profession these days to get what you need but it is so frustrating when people just do not do their job properly!! The NHS service never used to be so unreliable and I fear it is going downhill rapidly.
I will not be at all happy if I am left without any medication. I am worried that my symptoms will all come back again. My next Rheumy appointment is 15th Jan and believe me they will get it with both barrels if this is not resolved before then. Rant over!