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    @Ngaiz: thanks. It looks like I am out of luck if paed isn't willing to write the right script. I did pick up the script today. He wrote s26 lactose free. When I asked, the receptionist said aptamil isn't on the schedule. I am not sure if paed made the mistake and didn't have time to make another phone call. The paed is doing it as a good will, I guess. So no go with a GP? DS stomach is so sensitive. Any chance of formula will upset him. He and us have gone through enough. I am not keen to switch formula again.

    I drove 30 mins for the script. Well, I spent $$ for a 5 mins consult last week, and many appts (4 specialists) to sort out DS issue. I was hoping this would save me some money. Sigh...also losing my job in a few months.

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    Bbhope, how old is your little one?

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    6months @Ngaiz

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    Ok. As far as I can see, a GP should be able to write you an Authority script on the grounds of acute lactose intolerance in <12 months. If you have a good relationship with your GP it would pay to take in the S26 script and say the pharmacy recommend the aptamil de-lact seeing as it is available on the PBS. That's what the PBS is there for. Generally it would only take a quick call from the GP to Medicare to obtain. I can't remember if this particular formula needs follow up from a allergenist/gastroenterologist for subsequent scripts but it's definitely worth a try with 5 tins being no more than $38.30.

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    Thanks. I will give it a try with the GP then. DS has an appt with the gastroenterologist at the end of next month. he was the one telling us to wait it out at the follow up. so not keen to go back. He told us that we can get the script for neocate and left it at that. he thought DS will just out grow it. we gave lactose free a try (without him knowing) and it works. The new paed suggested us to try Allepro and didn't work for DS.

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    @Ngaiz: PBS line is down. Do you by chance know that if the authorization for formula is only once per patient? I ask because i can try to ask the GP to write a new script if only he can authorize it. The paed just isn't willing to rewrite (there are many repeats on it).

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    The s26 script wouldn't be PBS (no authority) so it would be a completely new script. The authority application and approval is done when it's first written and applies to the repeats also.

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    @Ngaiz: i am confused. The paed did phone and thus the PBS S26 script. Will it be a conflict if a second dr calls up and asks for the formula script again despite the S26 script hasn't been dispersed? I am trying our luck with the gastroentelorogist that DS saw a few times. I didn't tell him that S26 script has been given. He offered us neocate last time so perhaps he is willing to do us a favour.

    Unfortunately, GP i go to is out of town until the end of the month. A new GP near home wasn't wiling to give us a script despite me showing the s26 script. Waste of time. Yes, i bet the GP still charged medicare for our visit. I guess i won't be trying to so hard if it isn't because we have thrown in so much money into the system that fails us. DS has suffered 6 months.....feel like deserve something back for once. I won't be so picky if DS stomach isn't that sensitive with every little change at this stage. In the meantime, my local pharmacy is out of stock on aptamil so i have to drive around town again.

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    Sorry I didn't realise from your previous posts that the S26 one you had was a PBS one. I've been really bad at skim reading posts lately. In all honesty, if your GP is away and you've got an authority script for any lactose free formula I would give it a try because they are all so hard to get at the moment.

    I feel like a total tool not reading your post properly, sorry.

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