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meds run out tomorrow but can't get an appointment

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anxietyhell Sun 28-Feb-16 23:38:58

I was started on 50mg of sertraline 4 weeks ago and asked to come back after 2-3 weeks but have only managed to get an appointment for this Thursday but my medication runs out on Monday.
I told the receptionist this on Friday but she didn't seem bothered. They aren't working for me so i think I need an increase but don't want more side effects from not taking them for three days. Would the gp write a prescription without seeing me?

Octonought Sun 28-Feb-16 23:45:26

Probably. Phone tomorrow and ask to speak to the duty doctor. Good luck.

IDontWantToLookLikeYou Mon 29-Feb-16 00:10:16

I was in similar position to yourself OP, I just rang my surgery and requested a call back to talk to my GP. I then asked him to scribe a new script for me which was no problem at all. Call early and good luck.....

lorelei9 Mon 29-Feb-16 00:20:38

The receptionist wasn't bothered? Call again, they should do you a prescription.

anxietyhell Mon 29-Feb-16 10:35:52

My gp is very well known for being impossible to get an appointment. The receptionist just didn't even acknowledge the fact that i needed more medication even though she read out the notes made by the gp stating I needed to be seen in 2-3 weeks time (it's will be over 4 weeks on Thursday). X

sadie9 Mon 29-Feb-16 11:00:09

They usually can issue the prescription and you can just collect.

anxietyhell Mon 29-Feb-16 12:10:56

I've requested a call back so hopefully they'll be able to sort something out for me.

captaincake Mon 29-Feb-16 22:10:46

Did you have any luck today? There is no way they should leave you without medication they should easily be able to write you a prescription to cover you till after your appointment. If you haven't then 111 should be able to send you a prescription to a local pharmacy.

anxietyhell Tue 01-Mar-16 10:15:34

I managed to get a telephone appointment in the end and was given another prescription thankfully for a higher dose as well. Fingers crossed it'll start working soon.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Tue 01-Mar-16 21:23:31

If it doesn't start to work... get medical supervision and come off it then try another treatment...

Good luck

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