How long do your prescriptions last?

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Hi, I had a bowel resection in May, everything is going well, I am managing to eat and drink everything so far...  Suffering Acid reflux but not nothing I would moan about yet.

I have been advised by my consultant to now have the maximum dose possible of azathioprine, normally my g.p prescribes me 2 months but has suddenly cut it to 2 weeks, I have enquired as to why but received no explanation. Does anyone else have their scripts 2 weeks at a time or if anyone has any idea  why it may of been changed after being on the same medication for 15 years I would be grateful to hear. Thanks in advance

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    Hello kerry! Glad youre doing well!

    I think it may be incase you react so theyve not given you a stock of it!

    Its all i can think of, my daughter takes epilepsy meds which they will only give us once a month which is a faff too!

    So glad youredoing well

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      Hi Alfielefoo, how are you?

      I thought it may be something like that however I am going up in small doses plus I have been on this medication for a long time..

      I hope when I have reached the maximum it will go back to 2 monthly as this will be costly!

      Nice to hear from you, hope you are well.

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    Exactly! Nearly 9 quid every 2 weeks is dear!!

    What dose will you be on?

    Im ok, meant to start aza when i actually get the prescription, and threats of humira which i dont fancy.

    It does seem daft 2 weeks when youre already in the stuff.

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      It is daft to me, I have spoken to my surgery twice to ask why the doctor has done this and they won't give an explanation. 🙄

      I will be on 150mg, after having the op I have put on 1stone 6.. 

      Glad you are doing ok, are you able to eat normally now?

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      😂your right there, it's a colourful  diet now haha.

      I am fine with everything for the time being, I still have this feeling it's going to come back out the blue though, do you get reflux?

      I also have to have a colonoscopy soon 😩

      I am trying to avoid it as long as possible. 

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      Ive had reflux for as long as i can remember. I take the old zantac for that! sometimes full like you have an upper bloating?

      I had the scope in july i think it was, they used the small one was so much easier.


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      Recently I have got a bit of upper bloating but I have noticed I am gassy again, this had stopped after the op but has now started up again.. I think more than bloated I feel full quite a lot of the time? 

      Not looking forward to the scope, I managed to put it off until after Xmas xx

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      I know what you mean about gassy.

      Tho when you mention it you just get the head nods and no explanation.

      I cancelled the scope the first time just wasnt ready for it.


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      How long after your op did you have the colonoscopy?

      I am trying to put it off as long as possible while everything is going ok..Don't want to rock the boat while things are good. X

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    Hello Kerry,  glad 2 hear you are doing great. Am afraid I can't help with prescription queries but it might be helpful speaking with your pharmacy. 

    I have had a few set back with obstruction and surgeon reluctant to open up again. Just being careful with life & diet. 

    Good luck with everything 

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