I am getting desperate now to be honest. I have never had a referral to a specialist or a pain clinic int he five years since I was diagnosed with Fibro and ME. The last four weeks have been horrendous pain wise. I am now on Dichlofenac, 25mg BuTrans patches and as of today 20 mg of amitriptyline (has been 10 mg per night). I have been off work for the last fours weeks and cant express how stressed I am.
It took me an hour and a half just to get through to my doctors surgery this morning (they operate a system where you have to ring each day to get a same day appointment) by which time all the appointments had gone. A doctor called me a little while ago and when I told her I was still in allot of pain she suggested I go swimming and doubled my amitriptyline! How I get to a swimming pool when I cant even drive due to pain/medication at the moment is beyond me but I guess she meant well.
I am so desperate for a review of my care I am contemplating seeing a private doctor and wondered if anyone here had done the same please?