219/365 – Getting a longer prescription

One of the difficulties of managing to work and have myasthenia is being able to fit in the time spent out of the office at medical appointments. Between doctors check ups, blood tests and consultant visits, the condition can be time consuming. I’ve long thought one of the things that would make the balance easier is being able up have prescriptions for longer than one month. This is apparently possible if you can show you have been stable on your medication for a while. As you’ll have spotted from my pictures and posts over the last few weeks, my symptoms have been stable for a while now. 

From what I can see, the longest prescription you can get in the UK is three months but I’ll start off asking for two months. I’ve been advised to go about it by setting up an appointment with the GP to discuss the possibility – I’ll probably need to get some blood tests taken first. I plan to do this over the next few weeks so I’ll let you know how I get on. 
Alongside making the work-life balance easier, it will be helpful when I’m going away on holiday as I normal have a last minute panic about if I have enough meds to cover my trip. Many a fraught conversation has been had with the receptionists at my surgery.

If you live in the UK and have managed to get a longer prescription, I’d love to hear how you went about it and what you needed to do.

One thought on “219/365 – Getting a longer prescription”

  1. You can have longer prescriptions but unfortunately due to our condition, it’s likely they’re only giving limited ones to be able to check you’re ok each visit. It’s the nasty meds and the side effects according to my mate (she’s a GP).

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