Anyone else ever had a repeat prescription of levo rejected due to a missed blood test? I have been hypo for the last 13/14 years, never changed doctors. I've actually gone 2 yrs in past without a blood test checking TSH, because I self treat, but I went to the docs in Feb complaining of aches and pains and gurgly calf muscles, the doc said I'll send you for a liver function test, which I always think is a blood test they send you for when they don't have a clue what is wrong with you, so i didn't go, as I've had this gurgly calf thing before anyway and it goes on its own eventually, I just thought I'd get it checked this time round.
Anyway...requested a repeat prescription for levo on Monday this week, and thankfully the docs receptionist rang to let me know that it had been rejected...I ask why and she says it's because the doc wants you to have a blood test first. But I say well the reason I have put the request in is that I am almost out of them and I go on holiday Middle of next week and I will run out before then anyway and it'll take a week or two of getting a docs apt. just to get a blood test slip, by which time I will have been out of them for at least two weeks, maybe longer with my weeks holiday fast approaching! She said she'll have a word with the doc, said she would call me back. No call back...! I phoned yesterday and asked what was going on and had to explain all over again to another receptionist, once again she said leave it with her but did say it was because I missed this blood test back in Feb, I said but that was just a liver function test, but she said the doc I saw had also included TSH too... I said I didn't realised that she had inc TSH. And I'd had it checked last August!
But how ridiculous that I had been allowed a repeat prescription in all the other months in between Feb and June...! The thing that is really annoying is that this doc has no idea who I am, I've never met her, she is new to my surgery! It's not like my hypo condition is going to go away, with or without a blood test! How dare she reject my prescription and is it even ethical? What if I had asthma and missed a check up with the asthma nurse, but had almost run out of my inhalers and couldn't get an apt. with the nurse for weeks and was going on holiday!