Hi, I've been on Etoricoxib (Arcoxia) for the past year, as prescribed by my rheumatologist. I've recently moved house and switched doctor surgeries. I have just phoned to request my repeat prescriptions and I got told "the doctor has decided this is a high risk medication and won't issue you it". I've had to make an appointment for next week, but I'm really worried because this is the only medication that gives me any relief from my arthritic pains. Can GP's actually refuse to prescribe something recommended by a specialist? And can they really expect me to go from 60mg daily to nothing at all? I'm really worried and my anxiety levels have gone through the roof. Please can anyone help me?