Hi everyone, hope you are all doing okay. I have had a very painful week, ended up in A&E in the early hours of Friday morning. I phoned 111 in agony and they phoned an ambulance for me. I had gas and air in the ambulance, and they gave me morphine in hospital. I have never been in so much pain in my life. Later on I had Tramadol. I barely remember any of it I was so out of it. They gave me the usual checks (blood test, urine test) and tried to get my pain under control. I am currently undiagnosed but doctors suspect I have endometriosis. One of the doctors wrote a letter to my GP, pushing him to refer me to a gynecologist which is great, except I am gutted that they discharged me without giving me any help to manage my pain. Before he discharged me, one doctor said "Just take regular painkillers while you wait for you referral" and ignored me when I told him that I already take regular codeine, paracetemol and ibuprofen and that isn't enough! Once he left, I cried in frustration. I am gutted that they are not doing anything to help me manage this unbearable pain. I am starting to recover now, but finding it difficult to eat and I am exhausted. Does anyone have any pain management advice? I am really struggling Thank you for listening and sorry for the essay! X
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