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I have been diagnosed as having osteoarthritis in a lot of joints and I'm currently having a lot of pain. Until recently I was taking 20mgs of Amitriptyline on a night but after doing some research I want back to my GP and requested her to increase it to 50mgs. I gradually increased it over a short period to the 50mgs. I'm not entirely sure it's very effective yet but it's early days. My main problem was the pharmacist. I went to collect my prescription and I felt very uncomfortable because he wouldn't hand over my medication. He asked me if my consultant had recommended I be prescribed the higher dose (which she hasn't) so I told him the GP increased the dose for my pain on a night. That wasn't good enough for him because he persisted in asking over and over again had my consultant recommend the high dose. In the end I told a white lie and said yes she had because I had a strong suspicion he wasn't going to let me have the medication unless I gave him the answer he wanted. He then gave me my medication. Does anyone know if the higher dose can only be prescribed on the say so of a consultant? I've gone to this pharmacy for years and found the pharmacist helpful and very friendly but this took me by surprise.
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