Has anyone figured out how to get their GP to give them larger quantities of medication when getting a prescription to reduce the number of times you have to pay prescription charges?
My neuro suggested baclofen about 6-8 months ago to help with muscle spasms. I didn’t suffer from this at the time so never took it up.
Cut to now and – GIVE ME BACLOFEN!! Called GP and asked for prescription only to be told that it’s not now frequently given as some people can abuse it for “feelings of euphoria”. I explained that, although a bit of euphoria would be great, I wanted it for the excruciating muscle spasms/cramps I’d had on/off for a month but consistently the last 4 nights resulting in very little sleep and calves so sore I’ve been hobbling around in pain! Plus my neuro had recommended it, moreover I’d had it 5 yrs ago for a slipped disc and managed not to abuse it. She agreed I could have it, somewhat reluctantly, then condescendingly told me to becareful to keep it locked away from others. Yeah, cos I live in a drug den where my boyf steals my MS drugs or I’ll leave them in a sweet bowl on the coffee table offering them to guests. WTF?!
Too late to cut this long story short so when I collected the prescription from the pharmacy it was only for 84 tablets which at 3x a day is 28 days’ worth! I hadn’t specifically asked for a large quantity but I’d expected a bit more than that for £8.20!
I’m working full time but I’m on three different meds, so at £8.20 a pop really begins to add up!
You can see why MS isn’t added to the list of conditions exempt from charges. They’d lose too much money from us! 😒
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