In the UK and need supplies

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dreamer06
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   Posted 10/2/2011 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am from the US and am studying in Leeds, UK. The GP I have here doesn't really know how to order supplies, the doc is through the school, I haven't had time to set up an appointment with a GI. I need to reorder supplies and I don't know how to do it. I was wondering if someone could help me. Can I do it on my own or does a doc have to do it? Help Needed.

villager
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   Posted 10/2/2011 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
hi dreamer06,

the IA (Ileostomy Association) which covers the UK & Ireland will most probably be able to help you. Have a look at http://www.iasupport.org/default.aspx for contact details or join their very active forum http://www.iasupport.org/forum/default.asp

cheers
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

rich96
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   Posted 10/3/2011 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dreamer - I use a company called Fittleworth. Google them and give them a call, they'll be happy to help. Basically your GP just needs the codes to order your supplies and Fittleworth will give you access to their product range online, so you can choose what you need. If you have any problems feel free to drop me a message. :)

dreamer06
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   Posted 10/3/2011 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank You, I will look into both the IA and Fittleworth. This is very helpful.
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stripey
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   Posted 10/4/2011 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My GP doesn't order the supplies for me, I get my prescription and it is sent to my local chemist and they order them so they can be collected by me 3 days after requesting a repeat prescription from my GP. I find this easier as husband works nights and don't want him being disturbed by companies ringing bell to deliver stuff, this way I can collect when convenient for me.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, azathioprine, codeine, immodium, simethicone.
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