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Way back in 1981,I was prescribed Mogadon by a Locum doctor and repeat prescriptions were there for 2 years before I saw another GP.
Yes I was hooked and even today I am on Nitrazepam (5mg) which after 34 years is my way of life now.
Our new GP realises that I am an addict but he requested I put it in writing that the "Onus" was on me to continue to take the tablets which he said would be impossible to get me off anyway and I am happy to continue to have my "Crutch" because I refuse to suffer the withdrawral symptoms that these will have no doubt.
A locum GP has stepped into the breach and today on the back of the 14 day prescription instead of 28 days,he states I need to be "Weaned" off Nitrazepam even though I have never met the man or had any dealings with him ever,so I contacted the surgery to attempt to make an appointment with the Locum,hopefully tomorrow so that I can show him the letter I wrote to the original GP stating I am willing to take Nitrazepam until I will never need them again.
I have a AAA (Abdominal Aotic Aneurysm),have just had surgery for blocked artery so have 2 holes in my groins to stop my foot going necrotic and loosing my left leg,I've had a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer years ago so all this doctor is doing is causing me more grief by threatening to Wean me off something I have taken for so long.
I would imagine the Locum is but a "youngster" and they have to be made aware but for God's sake why try and make my life any more anxious than it already is by teaching a "Granny to suck eggs".
It would kill me for sure!
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