This is just a bit of a moan really but I'm frustrated and it helps to get it out of my system.
My GP's has an inhouse pharmacy which is great in that it saves me an extra 10 mile drive to another chemist but it can also be a pain when you can't just take whatever is their 'pet' brand of choice.
I stopped taking Teva levo because it was making my joints feel arthritic and it has been hit and miss when I go to get my prescription whether they read the notes and give me Activis or don't and give me their favourite Teva regardless. This has happened several times so I now open the bag before I leave the counter. Now my Endo has put my dose up from 50mcg to 75mcg they are in a tizzy again. They can't get Activis in 25mcg so would I take Teva instead? No I bloody won,t, it's on my record duh!. So I now eventually have 50mcg Activis and 25mcg Wokheart which I hope I am ok on.
Next I asked them could I please have a vegetarian brand of D3 because the GP named a brand on my prescription and it isn't veggie, oh the look I got for that one, priceless in 2017. (Yes I know I could buy them online but I don't work and the B vits, K2 and magnesium are already an expence I could really do without.) They said they have no idea when they order them if a drug is veggetarian or not so I would have to look it up myself and tell them what to order. I got home, looked it up and rang them back to ask for the only vegetarian brand I could find in the correct strength that was licenced as a drug in the UK. (Most are not) They said they do have it on their suppliers list but have to ask the Dr if she is willing to change the prescription before they order it. (Possibly costs more?).
Do any of the rest of you guys have this sort of fun when they get a new prescription?