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Re: [IPk] contraceptive pill access

Hi Jennifer

My contraceptive pill prescriptions have been an ongoing battle for a
decade. So long as you are fit and well there is no need to fix
something that isn't broken.

GPs are currently hell bent on saving # in any way shape or form
currently and I imagine this is the most likely reason for what is
going on.

I have polycystic ovaries and the type of pill I take is sadly the
most expensive one available, consequently any time I need to see a GP
they try to put me on a cheaper one. They rarely get to the end of the
sentence before I interupt to explain its not for contraception that I
take it.

Don't forget you are entitled to second opinions, don't be afraid to
challenge what medical professionals say.


On 03/07/2011, Jennifer Gilbert <email @ redacted> wrote:
> HiJust got back from a pill check at my new surgery-however the practice
> nurse
> seemed shocked I had ever been given the pill in the first place & refused
> to
> prescribe it! I've never come across this before. To give you a bit of
> background-I've been taking the pill since I was 17, am now 24, never had
> any
> problems with it & am a normal weight with good blood pressure. Has this
> ever
> happened to you? I do not want to change my contraception unnecessarily! And
> am thinking a family planning clinic would be my next option?
> Jennifer
> .
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