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Date: 15.01.2011
From: Ross

Subject: Prescription charges & duration

Hi All,

My partner has just been diagnosed with RA/Sjogrens. She has been prescribed Hydroxychloroquine as well as a variety of other toothpastes and lubricants to treat the dryness associated with the Sjogrens, but the Doctor is only prescribing a month's supply at a time so the costs are mounting up and says this is the most he can do.

Does anyone have experience of being given longer term prescriptions to ease the costs?

Ross
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Date: 15.01.2011
From: emma

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

i have ra and im on alot of meds my doctor did tell me to ask the pharmacists about scheme that you can pay 104 for the year or every six months and you can get as much meds as you need even if its not for the condition you can still use it for different medication,it may work out cheaper.
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Date: 16.01.2011
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

I pay 104 for a yearly prescription card, so you can get all your meds and anything else you need on prescription with out having to pay anything else. It saves me a fortune, my monthly prescriptions used to add up over 70 a month I wouldnt be without it, and you can also get a 6 month one which not sure how much that one is but you pharmacy will tell you. T. C.
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Date: 16.01.2011
From: kylee

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

hi if you are on low income or recieve working tax credits you can get a exception certidicate that will allow free meds and dental treatment
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Date: 16.01.2011
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

I am on ESA At the moment not been able to work for last 2 years PA has been that bad I also recieve low rate dla and high rate mobility. But I cant get free scripts and i have to pay for my dental checks as well...
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Date: 17.01.2011
From: sandra lowe

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

104 POUNDS FOR THE YEAR? I pay 120euro a month(i live in ireland) which is about 100 pounds a month. I cant work but cant get what is called a medical card due to not having a morgage!! worked hard when i could and sold my house so i could get a bungalow so it would be easier for me and was able to sell and buy one and rid ourselves of that burden, but im paying for it now, im feeling so down about it, was at the physio last week and i need insoles for my feet and they cost about 120 euro. sorry had to moan
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Date: 17.01.2011
From: kylee

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23069022/ this may help so you no what you can get. hope this helps
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Date: 17.01.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

sandra so sorry to hear that you have to pay so much ? Why - is it because of the EU?

We have just had to sell my Mum's house to pay for her Nursing Homes Fees @ 2000k + per month despite her working all her life and paying NI's and her need for Nursing Care. We are in the UK.
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Date: 20.01.2011
From: sandra lowe

Subject: Re: Prescription charges & duration

Kayjay we have a different health service here, i didnt mention that i have to pay 20 euro to have my blood test done which at moment is every 2 weeks, and if i need to see the doctor thats 50euro. so you dont want to be sick to often. I had to spend 2 days in hospital and that cost 120euro.
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