I couldn't function without voltarol - it is the most effective drug out there for me. Why not just get it prescribed as I do?
The reason it is prescription only is because of the possible heart health implications so it is best for your GP to know you are taking it. It was like a miracle when I first took it, the only painkiller that had any effect without spacing me out or sending me to sleep. I am very careful and always take it with food, even if I really don't want to eat, as my life would be over if my stomach was damaged and I couldn't take it any more.
You can also ask the doctor to prescribe you a large number of paracetamol. When I go to the pharmacy with a prescription for paracetamol they just sell it to me rather than charge me the prescription fee (obviously paracetamol is much cheaper over the counter than paying for the prescription would be) but it means they can sell me a larger quantity than they can if I go in without a prescription. Paracetamol is a good and relatively safe way to add a bit of additional painkiller and can be taken with voltarol.