Hi. I have used Motilium (Domperidone) for years, maybe one or two tablets a week. I used to buy it over the counter at any pharmacy. It’s very handy for that feeling of food taking ages to be digested, and consequent nausea and stomach discomfort.
Anyway, it’s now prescription only. My precious supply is dwindling. I recently saw the GP and asked her for a prescription. She wouldn’t give me one as I don’t have chronic stomach symptoms, ‘in which case it would need investigating’. Like I need another colonoscopy or endoscopy. I haven’t got a chronic digestion problem, it’s just occasionally I need to zap it with something! Been there, done that, diagnosed with IBS which is a diagnosis of exclusion anyway. The GP intimated that it should be available in certain countries in Europe - but my research hasn’t proved successful.
So my question is: when I see the MS nurse for the first time I will bring this up. Can the MS nurses arrange for you to be written up for a drug if it hasn’t gone via the GP first?
Also, I’m supposed to be starting on Tecfidera. I was thinking of asking about starting it more slowly, Canadian style (thanks Paolo) to avoid side effects. Also I might want to postpone taking it for a week so that I can go away for the weekend. However a friend told me that she thought that when hospitals get the funding for certain drugs, and you are covered by this funding, you have to follow a certain protocol when taking them, i.e. do it their way.
Many thanks - Louise