I'm diagnosed by rheumy as having RA crossover with psoriatic arthritis. I have been covered in psoriasis and it has been very hard to deal with. I saw dermatologist who prescribed a raft of meds, which my GP is supposed to prescribe for me on repeat requests. Things were going along quite well to start with, then he decided the meds were too expensive and changed them to,very cheap alternatives and for me, these meds were hopelessly inadequate and my psoriasis problems became unbearable again.
So I was forced to go and buy my creams and lotions. I have been spending a huge amount on them. I have managed to get the cost down a bit by buying on line. However, one of the meds called Eczmol which is a soap substitute and I use a lot of
I decided to go and ask in various chemists how much they sell for.
So last week whilst in Asda I decided to visit their pharmacy and enquire re. The cost.
There were three men being seen by pharmacist and because I was sat in my wheelchair I sat patiently waiting to be served. They were drinking stuff out of little cups which I thought was cough mixture or something. My daughter was with me, I could see she was looking uncomfortable, then she just swung me round in my chair and pushed me out at speed. I asked her what was wrong, she told me that the men were druggies getting their daily doses of methadone. She was absolutely livid that me, severely disabled was in the pharmacy, forced to buy my PSA meds at huge cost because GP,thinks they are too expensive and yet methadone is prescribed so freely and no cost to drug addicts.
She has insisted I make appointment with GP and she is coming with me to relate this story and insist I am given the meds on prescription as recommended by dermatologist.
She was furious that I have been paying big sums of money out for so long. Has anyone else had their meds substituted with cheap inferior items ?
Ps going to try and add pic of how my psoriasis has worsened again, oops upside down, but you will be able to see how bad it is ..