Posted: 30/09/2012 at 15:41
If you have a Boots advantage card, with sufficient points on it, you could always use them to 'buy' a small supply, say 30 days of a low dose just Glucosamine to see. Then virtually no cost to you at all! No guarentee re GP prescribing nowadays, but no harm in asking especially if you can prove that it works for you. Supermarkets also sell fairly cheaply, so Tesco point vouchers also an option.
If it works for you, & no help from GP available, then 'on-line' suppliers are much cheaper, but I must admit to buying it as cheap as poss from Holland & Barrett. You often dont need the stronger dose that on-line suppliers offer, I find the majority of time that 500mg daily is sufficient. I do double up if have been strenuous outside, or when planning a lot of walking.
BTW always tell a hospital or any medics if you do take it, especially if you are due any surgery as it can cause some problems with coagulation of the blood. That's how I know about the 2 week period to get it to work!
Getting back on topic- yes I probably do post too much! Have learnt loads over the yrs on similar sites & hopefully helped people too. J.