My fibromyalgia isn't being controlled by my medication I'm in terrible pain and I'm having alot of nausea due to this I got a pain injection today but it's not kicked in yet this was done in a&e cause I passed out in the street I was looking into hospital by ambulance and was giving gas and air to help the pain and also a injection I've been giving a letter to take to my gp to say the medication I've been giving and was only giving 3 days worth of patches however my gp is refusing to give me anymore what can I do should I phone the a&e department or complain to practice manger in my surgery
I'm not sure why he wouldnt try a local anesthetic patch like lidocaine patches? They are not controlled and are fairly safe if you use them as directed. Does he give any reason as to why he wont? He has to have some kind of reason and it is within your rights to know why he thinks this way. They dont really help me all that much but if they do help you I dont see any reason why not unless it is contraindicated with another med you take. Did you ask him why not and what reason does he give?
I'd bet the some kind of reason is he has no idea what it is and thinks its a controlled drug. The er obviously wanted follow up. I'd complain to someone above him, and I'd also try to see a dr who specializes in pain management. I'm betting you have more going on then fibro. I've had it for 60 yrs and never passed out from it. You might be able to get the a & e to order more for you in the meantime.
Hello ngk I concur with KM. I think U would benefit from seeing a pain specialist. I also agree with DZ that Dr to Dr correspondence is needed, but they need to understand your diagnosis and often they do not. I too have Fibro, chronic myofacial pain syndrome (now called chronic myofascial pain) and a degenerative disc L5/S1. CMP often goes undiagnosed or seen as a part of Fibro, thus the treatment for it is not given. Our condition is so misunderstood it is unbelievable! I went to the London Pain clinic (LPC). The LPC is private,but worth every penny!! I know that this is many miles away from U but they specialize in Fibro, CMP & and pain in general. A consultation with them can ensure that you get your patches as they can suggest that you take them. U will be given a full assessment. My diazepam was stopped once again and was recommenced after a letter from the LPC, plus they put me on additional medications and treatment which my GP prescribed. My health is slowly improving, but not my hands, but it is early days (only 2 weeks). Take care
My fibro pain is helped by Amytriptoleen, I take 5 50mg tablets at night, If I have flareups I use a tens machine. U put on adhesive patch with electro wires in it,
then the wires go down to a box u wear at your belt. U can turn up or down on 2 different settings. U can get the TENs Units on line for about $70.00. A friend who had neck surgery said her DR suggested this for her, Then she told me about it and it has made a big difference in my life, I thankGod.
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