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GP not happy about my meds

Dont_Dis_My_Ability Community member Posts: 8 Connected

So I’m on Oxycodone and BunsTrans patch, im in severe pain constantly and currently waiting for a procedure. 

My GP surgery doesn’t want to issue any more, the pharmacist said she doesn’t believe it’s helping and that she’s recommending that GP’s don’t prescribe anymore. 

I’m sorry but I don’t think a pharmacist is at all qualified to make that decision, I thought once it’s referred onto specialist any med changes need to come from them. The GP are just the “supplier” am I wrong?

Has anyone else experienced this?


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Whilst we don't comment on such medical issues as non of us are doctors of any kind, I will say that my repeat prescription (20 items) is reviewed every year by the pharmacist at the surgery and on occasion they have adjusted the dosage of some.
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,858 Disability Gamechanger
    With those of us with chronic/persistent pain it has been found that (in line with NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines), some meds, whilst helpful for short term, acute pain, just don't continue working that well for persistent pain.
    Pharmacists know about different meds; they're certainly qualified, & will work in conjunction with your GP. Whilst a specialist may make recommendations, your GP will look into whether their continued use may help you, or not.
    Suggest you discuss this with your GP to see what they say/advise.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Pharmacists are extremely qualified to make these changes they have more knowledge than a gp about how meds interact with each other and their effectiveness 

    Their degree and training is as about the same as a gp
  • lellyann
    lellyann Community member Posts: 12 Connected
    If your doctor thinks you need it and it is working for you then why would it need changing. I think it’s between you and your go. You could maybe find a different pharmacist. It’s so awful living with pain why make it harder. 


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