Monday, 3 August 2009

Malaria Tablets

I am about at the end of my tether with malaria tablets specifically and my doctors in general. There has been so much confusion over what injections we need for Nepal and what and how we go about getting our malaria tablets.

Today I had another doctors appointment, as the nurse who did my last injections suggested I see the doctor and get them to write me out a perscription as the type of tablets you need depend on the pill you take etc.

Anyway I get to the docs about 10 mins early (big mistake!) and then sit there for a further half hour until they actually call me in. The normal doc was off ill so there was a lovely hady standing in for him however she tells me that the doctors do you write the malaria tablet perscriptions, the nurses do!? and then they just sign them. Ahhhhh. I asked if maybe she could write one out since I was there with her but she couldnt, she wrote some notes on my file and said the nurse would sort it out when I next saw her.

It's just crazy that there can be so much confusion within one tiny doctors surgery, so they never talk to each other? The one good thing though was that the stand in doc was very nice and did spend some time checking things on the net for me re whether any of the tablets interact with the pill im on (they don't) and giving me advice on precations to take against malaria in the first place.

Well Friday is my next injection appointment with the nurse so we will see if I actually get a perscription out of that!?

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