I've been to the pain clinic for the first time today and the Dr I was was excellent. Asks lots of questions, was very understanding and gave me a lot of information. He believes my pain to be Neuropathic in origin and has prescribed me Tapentadol.
It is a controlled drug and I had to show ID and sign a special form, and i've been warned I can't take it outside of the UK without a licence from the Home Office. It IS severely habit forming and means I can't drink alcohol again. Ever.
That might seem like a small price to pay to be pain free, and I whilst I don't drink often, it's the only 'vice' I have left and I DO enjoy a drink every now and again.
He was very confident this would be a big help for me, but i'm terrified. Has anyone else or is anyone else currently taking this and if so, what are your experiences of it?