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How annoying

steph120786steph120786 Posts: 66
edited 24. Aug 2010, 06:43 in My Child Has Arthritis
I currently have to take my daughter to a hospital a hour away to get treatment for jia & uvietis, and last visit i was prescribed mmf but the pharmisit wouldn't hand it over as i should have enough to last me to my next visit.... now after to checking the bottle it expires before my next visit great fun, my local hospital are currently refusing to prescribe so i guess i will have to do another hour trip to collect some more.
am sure i can fit this in ehile working full time, kaitlin having 2 weekly bloods along with all other monitoring hospital appiontments.
moan over .....

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  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,543 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How frustrating. Could your local pharmacist order some in for you, to save the journey? I have no idea if they can do such a thing but it might be worth making an enquiry. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • andylambsandylambs Posts: 71
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is intensely annoying. Maybe the specialist hospital will confirm by phone to the pharmacy that you should have it.

    Does anyone know: Would this turf fight over who pays for it all be due to who's budget pays for the drugs?
  • illihorillihor Posts: 283
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    andylambs wrote:
    That is intensely annoying. Maybe the specialist hospital will confirm by phone to the pharmacy that you should have it.

    Does anyone know: Would this turf fight over who pays for it all be due to who's budget pays for the drugs?

    Your probably right there. Thankfully my local hossie will prescribe everything that's needed but the main one we've been referred to is doing pretty much everything else but it's 2 hours away.

    I would try and call the other hospital and see what they can sort out for you, they can't possibly expect you to keep going there all the time to pick up drugs especially when it should have been prescribed and given at the time. Can they not fax the script over (I know they can do that as have had it done a few times) to a local pharmacy so you can pick it up?

    Michelle xxx
  • steph120786steph120786 Posts: 66
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Michelle

    The problem I have is that its a releativly new drugs, and it slowly being increased so I am presuming that they just wont prescribe locally until on stable dose??

    Just rang rheumy thay on with sorting it now
  • speedalongspeedalong Posts: 3,347
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    As if you haven't enough on your plate ... how ridiculous. Hope the rheumy sorts it out for you.

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
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