I moved into a Care Home two weeks ago and am settling down reasonably well. BUT I am having difficulty with my medication. I have reduced my daily dose of Prednisolone to 3.5mg and intend to stay on this for at least two monthss.. Very occasionally I get an excrutiating headache in the night, which I am assuming is a flare. The only thing which helps are two Co-Codamol Effervescent, dissolved in water. The flares usually occur at night and after taking the tablets I get a good sleep and wake up to find the pain has gone.
The first few days in the home were OK because I was on self-medication, but then I thought that i might as well let them do the reminding as I have rather a bad memory. Then I found that they had removed ALL my medication from my locker, including including some, eg Dulcolax, Dulcolax Suppositories and DulcoEase Capsules. which I use occasionally. I asked forthem back, but was refused.
The nurse obviously thinks I am on somethingt to to do with arthritis and all I can get is a prescription fot Paracetamol alone, which doesn't work.
I have tried giving her a desrcription of what GCA is, without much and I *think* she is getting a prescription getting a prescription for Panadol..
Can anyone suggest what I should do? She says she has spoken to the DR and I asked if I could speak him, but I am not expecting any success.