What to do if your medication isn’t working and how to make an injury claim against your doctor
Whether you are dealing with a serious illness or a temporary ailment which you are just looking to recover from as quickly as possible, you should be put on a course of medication by your doctor to help you to get better as soon as you can. However, not all people respond in the same way to all medication, so you do need to keep your doctor in the loop when it comes to how your medication is working (or not working) for you.
If your medication isn’t working at all then your doctor needs to know this as soon as possible so that they can change your medication or at least work out why it isn’t working.
- Speak to your doctor. If you feel that your medication isn’t working for you, your doctor needs to know about this as soon as possible. Without this information, your doctor will assume that you are continuing to recover well until the next time they see you, which could be very dangerous.
- Make a note of all of your symptoms. You should do this anyway, but if you feel that your medication isn’t working, this will help a lot. Keep a notebook where you note down your symptoms as you feel them, including times of the day and anything else you feel might be worth mentioning. This helps your doctor to work out why the medication might not be working.
- Think of any reasons your medication might not be working. For example, if you are taking your medication in the morning, but then find that you are vomiting soon after, perhaps this is why the medication isn’t working for you yet. In this case you could have breakfast first and wait a little while before taking your medication, to see if this helps you to keep it down.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your injury claim in Suffolk
If you believe that you have been made more ill as the result of your doctor’s negligence, you should think about making an injury claim in Suffolk against them. Making an injury claim in Suffolk will help you to pay for private medical treatment, or to stay afloat financially whilst you are struggling to get back to work.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your injury claim in Suffolk by providing you with an experienced injury lawyer who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will also work entirely on your behalf, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to get started with your claim.