I have suffered with uncomfortable feet with an unpleasant sensation crawling up my legs for well over a year. I had put it down to another auto immune disease that falls into the uncommon group so not a huge amount of information available other from those with the disease and their experiences. I mentioned the symptoms to my specialist who said that it was not related to my disorder and speak to the GP. On 24 August I saw a doctor who prescribed gabapentine for neurological disorder and oh the relief once the tablets had got into me. The specialist for my bile duct condition had no arguments against me taking the drug. I returned in October to have the prescription put on repeats only to be told by another doctor that I should try and use mind over matter for peripheral neuropathy (well at least I think that is what she was suggesting - I hope it was not that it is all in my mind!). Anyway I am on holiday and my feet and legs are so uncomfortable that I bought gabapentine in a chemist and immediately found the benefit. I have bought enough tablets for a couple of months giving me enough time hopefully to get an appointment with the first doctor rather than my named doctor who would not give me the repeat prescription.
I wonder have any of you experienced difficulties with you GP prescribing and should I be insistent. I did wonder if I was already having too much medicine in terms of cash for their budget but as I pay my taxes I kinda feel that the cost should not be a deciding factor in my well being.
I look forward to your insights