Silly question, but how do I ask a GP for pain patch?
My regular GP is off on extended leave due to ill health so I have to see someone else. Keep putting off making an appointment as I really don't know how to ask. I've been very stressed and unwell of late. I was in hospital with pneumonia a short while ago and have ongoing issues with my chest/lungs/asthma.
Once the worst of the pneumonia was over, the fibro kicked back in of course.
I'm currently having acupuncture once a week at the hospital but it's too early to know if there's any improvement there. I currently take Nortriptyline at night to help me sleep (guess that's not working so well, lol) and to help with pain levels. I'm also on Tramadol as necessary. I don't take enormous amounts as it makes me itch and if I take two at the same time, I'm pretty useless and have to stay in bed.
Codeine, paracetamol and ibuprofen are no goes as far as pain is concerned sadly (ibuprofen also makes my asthma worse).
I'd really like to try using a pain patch as I'm terrible for forgetting what pills I've taken and when.
Can anyone give me some advice please? ☺️