Hello, I'm new to this forum *waves* I've just posted my first thread about being fed up too.
Sorry to say this but even if you've had a history they won't give you a smear on the NHS until you're due for one, even with symptoms. This a battle I've had. I had CIN 3 removed in 2008 with LETZ and tested positive for HPV. I then had clear smears from 2009-2011. Last year I had all my symptoms again including bleeding and lower ab pain. I went to go see the GP 3 times in total over the last 18 months and each time was told to wait until my scheduled smearwhich was this month. Sure enough, there was something there and the nurse could't take a smear so I'm referred to for a colposcopy. I decided to pay for a private appoinment and examination with BUPA that cost £255, however it was worth the money 10 times over as the specialist found a tumour and also tested me for HPV and did a smear too. I'm still HPV+ and awaiting a full colposcopy from the NHS. Very frustrated but here's one thing - I will always make sure I go for annual smears private and pay for them. Think with BUPA they are £165 with a HPV test too. So suppose you're like me, just sitting tight waiting to hear from the NHS and wondering what the hell is going on.
Wishing you well and I'd defo recommend private - I wish so much I'd have done it last year and I might not be going through all this now :(