Hi has anyone else had experience of trying to get a referral to a pain clinic. After trying amitriptyline , nortryptyline and pentagabin my docor finally referred me to a pain clinic. She thinks I have fibro but it hasn't been confirmed . It took 3 weeks to receive a letter from them , I then had to fill out a booklet answering various questions about my pain, medication and other treatments and also fill info in on diagrams. This was sent off and was told to wait 5-6 days before booking an appointment which was another 3 weeks wait. The appointment consisted of a nurse phoning me to say they had received my pain questionnaire and the earliest they could offer me a 30 min telephone consultation with a doctor was in a further 8 weeks time. I accepted the appointment in shock I had been expecting to get an appointment face to face with a doctor is this the norm. I am so down what am I supposed to do? The gp doesn't know what else to do with me?
I 've got some self help books out the library on fibro and chronic pain do I just pretend the pains not there and it will disappear?
Going to go back to gp but its a 3 week wait for an appointment there too.
I just want to rant at someone.