I don't know how many of you will be affected but I know I am not the only fibromite who is prescribed tramadol as a matter of routine as little else touches my pain.
This morning I saw the emergency GP about this horrific pain in my back and loins which has stopped me being able to function for 3 days now, and she prescribed diazepam to relax the muscles, and topped up my tramadol supplies too, but told me that from 10th June 2014, tramadol was becoming a controlled drug and would no longer be available on repeat prescription and will be much harder for me to come by. She acknowledged my needs hadn't changed and I still required it, but that I'd have to have an appointment whenever I wanted some in order to justify the prescription. To me this came as a blow as getting an appointment is really difficult, and they only prescribe enough for 11 days, so I'd be going back at least twice a month just for a script. A right royal pain in the @rse has anyone else heard this?