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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by mike strand2 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 pm

The Pharmacist also said that diabetic consumables & meter are not provided by them, but I need to go to the General H.

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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by JimX » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 am

Hello Mike, as far as I am aware Diabetic Meters have never been available at the General, when I asked they sent off to a small office opposite the Old Police station in Pafos town, that meter did not last very long as it was a cheap Chinese make, I buy mine now from Amazon both meters and test strips, not expensive I find and reliable more to the point.I have been illo the last week or so a UTI infection that has kept me up most nights also Renal stones, never much fun, tried the GESY doctor we use at the Anvelagomos only to be told make a reservation for next week, so I will pay to see a private GP, so more cash from my huge pile. :roll:

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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by trevnhil » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:55 am

Around 8 months ago my wife was given a prescription by the Fiti Village doctor for a new Diabetic meter.
The Fiti pharmacist didn't have them so my wife got her prescribed one from the General Hospital complete with glucose strips..
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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by JimX » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 am

That's good Trev it has changed, but I will continue with buying mine off the internet, by the way that meter was not free at the General, I had to pay at that time.
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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by PW in Polemi » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:04 am

JimX wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 am
... also Renal stones ...
Jim, if your kidney stones are small enough, you may be able to shrink them sufficiently to pass them out of your system by drinking a cup of hot water every morning with a teaspoon of lemonjuice, a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar stirred in, and either honey or sweetener to taste. It is not an instant cure, but the two acids seem to gradually disintegrate the stones. As you get accustomed to drinking this concoction, you can increase the quantities but do not exceed 2 tablespoons (!) of ACV as this is apparently the point at which it stops being beneficial and starts doing harm.
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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by mike strand2 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:01 pm

I have only 1.5 weeks of Losartan [BP medication] left, and my Pharmacist informed there isn't any on the island & doesn't know when stock will arrive. Whilst I have sufficient insulin, she did say that some insulins are currently unavailable! There'd better be some hospital beds available if they don't sort out this diabolical mess soon. :roll:

I wonder if this has been caused by Brexit? The UK has been stockpiling medicines since early this year.

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Post by Fisherman Phil » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:45 am

I don't understand this situation, there are no more people than before needing medication, it's just that people are using private pharmacies rather than hospital pharmacies. There must some way of transferring medicines from one to the other.

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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by JimX » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:52 am

Kay morning, thank you for that info on Renal Stones, I passed one the size of an average thumb nail some time back, you may have heard me screaming!! I looked on UTube to get more information on these stones mostly made up of Calcium, I cut a lemon in half and left the stone in neat lemon juice for a week, it never changes in size or make up, not sure of the lemon cure myself, if they stop you peeing then this is when you have a real problem, off to the hospital and the man with that Laser gun! :cry:

Mike I totally agree with you, GESY is not as yet in full operation, this situation could be dire for some.
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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by Varky » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:58 am

mike strand2 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:01 pm
I have only 1.5 weeks of Losartan [BP medication] left, and my Pharmacist informed there isn't any on the island & doesn't know when stock will arrive. Whilst I have sufficient insulin, she did say that some insulins are currently unavailable! There'd better be some hospital beds available if they don't sort out this diabolical mess soon. :roll:
I wonder if this has been caused by Brexit? The UK has been stockpiling medicines since early this year.
I don't believe that there are none on the island. Notwithstanding this, I can lend you a couple of boxes in the short term if push comes to shove. Let me know how things go.

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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by mike strand2 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:22 pm

Thanks Varky, I may have to take up your kind offer. However:-

I've just ordered 6 mo supply of 100mg Losarton BP tabs from ZAVA on-line, £27. They'll deliver to my daughter in UK free delivery & she'll post them to me. I cannot be left with a possibility of running out in 1 1/2 weeks!

I've also emailed the British High Commission in Nicosia suggesting the UK could in the short term, release to Cyprus, some of the huge medicine 'Brexit stockpile'

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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by Varky » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:13 pm

Mike,
This morning I went into our regular pharmacy on Butcher Boy road just up from the Citizen's Advice Bureau, on the same side, if you are starting from the Papantoniou traffic lights. I asked about the status of Losartan 50mg. She said that she had 3 boxes in store and checked on-line and they had 300 boxes at the warehouse. Someone is telling you porkies

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Re: GESY - Not happy with Medication situation

Post by trevnhil » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:44 pm

And this is one of the BIG problems.. Some Pharmacies seem to be telling lies, either purposefully or because of lack of knowledge ..
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