Absolutely chatterbox where you live in the UK definitely has an affect on what is available, I am in the Greater London area
What my GP doesn’t know is I’ve actually got a secret stash of the Fultium D3, around about six weeks worth, so that gives me six weeks so I can at least have something that’s prescription strength for the time being.
I am currently waiting for a phone call from a pharmacist that works with the neuro rehab team that I was referred to so it’s a specialist team that deal with people with Parkinson’s disease, MS and other neurological conditions I suspect that they will be far better informed than a GP when it comes to MS and drugs therapy.
Incidentally I was told about 30 years ago when I was first diagnosed with MS that they already knew that there might be a link between vitamin D levels and MS as it was thought that people in the southern hemisphere were less likely to develop it and particularly those who grow up there. So to now say that vitamin d is not recommended for people with Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t really sound quite right, how can I long held belief be completely about turned so easily,
I freely admit that I do have a nasty suspicious mind and I have to suspect that this has more to do with the cost then anything else, for example I’ve recently (three months ago) been diagnosed with Type II diabetes, my mother had it 30 years ago my brother has it for 10 years and my sisters’ had it for 14 years in every case they were first prescribed Metformin (although my sister refused it for a long time)I have also been prescribed Metformin it is the cheapest drug on the market probably because it’s been around for such a long time, but I have just attended an education course for people with Type II diabetes and most of the attendees were prescribed Metformin, they gave us all a handbook and it contains a list of drugs that are available for people with Type II diabetes but yet nobody was on any of them, One of my sisters (yes I have more than one) has a friend who is a Type II diabetic and has stopped using this drug and he she has said he is now using injected insulin I don’t think it’s actually insulin but it’s something similar it’s not insulin its self but it is an injectable drug for type II diabetes it was specifically pointed out to us that there was an injectable drug available that NICE have now given permission for (should people meet the right criteria)
I think really as the song said “it’s all about the money money money”