"Found my doctor unhelpful when needing a prescription"
Posted by coops (as ),
I went to see my consultant for a 6 wk check after having surgery for a posterior and anterior prolapse.
At my appt it was obvious I was suffering from a chest infection. My consultant asked his assistant to write a prescription for antibiotics and codeine linctus. When I went to my chemist to have the meds made up she said she couldn't as the doc hadn't put what mg I needed, she said to visit my GP surgery and ask my doc to correct it.
I went to my own surgery and my doctor's partner spoke to me, I explained what I needed. He flatly refused to alter or give me a new prescription, I explained I needed the linctus as my coughing could affect my surgery, he still refused and told me to take night nurse.
I went back to the chemist and explained the doctor would not help me, she said maybe it's because this linctus is sometimes abused by drug addicts. I was horrified as I am a grandmother who doesn't even smoke! This doctor doesn't know me...but I have been a patient at that surgery for over 30 years.
I am so unhappy that I am considering changing my doctors now.