Arch
...feeling hopeful Arch @arch

Treatment, healthcare system

More of a curious question here; is it true that topicals aren't included on prescriptions from the GP in the UK anymore? Tried to pick one up recently and told it's now over the counter only, only for the pharmacist to say to opposite. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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Arch
Arch @arch

Just to clarify - it's a steroid based topical that I asked to get a represcription for. So, maybe there is some confusion if moisturisers etc have infact been removed from what originally you could get through an NHS prescription. I will go talk with the GP again soon when I get the time. Also, I could be completely wrong too, so someone please tell me if so :)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Arch, As far as i know you can still get cortisone from Doctors which is a steroid as you may know,I dont get anything from Doctors anymore as i gave up with them, i get my moisturizer from tescos the supermarket , 1% hydrocortisone from pharmacy now and again, dont use it too much and my shampoo from pharmacy ,thats it,Sorry i dont know what the rules are now ,Maybe some script goers maybe be able to fill you in on this , I wish you well Thanks :)


Arch
Arch @arch

Hey thanks for the reply John. I had 5 minutes so decided to go double check with the GP and sort of answered my own question. Since it's steroid based they should have given it as part of a prescription, so I will pick it up next week now. I believe they just don't include items like moisturiser etc anymore on them, which caused some confusion. I buy that stuff seperately anyway so no problem for me, but I guess those who depend on it adds another cost for an already expensive condition ๐Ÿ˜…


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thanks Arch, Yes i dread to think what i have spent over the years just to make it comfortable,I think my mother should pay for it as she gave it to me lol, Maybe if i see her one day, not likely, then i should give her my life times worth of bills for this but, its just unfortunate with this, with us and thats it ,,I wish you well Arch thanks :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Arch and welcome to Flaym. In South Africa we need a prescription for steroids as well, but, I haven't been to a GP in more than 20 years so the rules might have changed. I don't think so though.
John, I did not get it from my mom or dad. Two of my uncles had P but I can't blame them for my illness or send my bills to them :)
Unfortunately a fight we have to fight on our own


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Haha, i am joking Michelle about this lol, Yes i know i been with it all my life so, i am used to it :) Its okay could be worse i know :) Thanks :)



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