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Cobalt1974

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Re: Advice on holiday script
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2019, 05:41:18 PM »
Wow reading this has taken me back a few years I never did get my holiday to sicily, but I've just been through a similar experience this year regarding a holiday to Wales for a week but thankfully they made the right desision this time and gave me a full week of amps to take away so on Monday I get a full week of peace and quiet with the family  :D
And a big thank you for everyone that helped me all them years ago

misgog

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Re: Advice on holiday script
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 04:13:30 PM »
What an absolute shitter that situation was, I really struggle with the limitation of human rights in these cases, which frankly you'd have a great shout for suing for, if you are stable and historically compliant it doesn't matter a diddly shit what you are stable on.

I've worked in the field for 20+yrs and had many an argument with prescribers over holiday prescriptions, won some and lost some though!   

Cobalt1974

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Re: Advice on holiday script
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 07:26:48 PM »
Yes misgog it was a shitter not being able to go away with the family to sicily I just end up blaming myself for being on amps and not being off drugs all together atleast I was able to get away with the family this year for a week with my script which is were I am right now writing this msg

sapphire

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Re: Advice on holiday script
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2019, 12:00:55 PM »
It is always annoying when, as a totally stable and compliant patient that I have to stress out and worry about being 'approved' for a holiday script every year.

I can understand the services' trepidation if a patient is not stable etc, but if you are it just adds unnecessary stress and anxiety to your life.

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Re: Advice on holiday script
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
I really think the UK should look at prescribing a decent dose tablet to use, 40mg or similar. I've always been given the 5mg physeptone tabs & when I was on 120mg daily that was 24 tabs a day. Even with a letter going through customs with what looks like a huge amount of medication for 1-2 weeks, 3x40mg tabs would have looked a lot better. Not many still getting pxd amps these days holidays or not!
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Re: Advice on holiday script
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2019, 03:53:46 PM »
Agree OP. They have 40mg diskettes in the U.S. so why can't we have them here instead of needing a million and one 5mg physeptone tabs.

I believe the diskettes are anti IV'able as well.