Pain clinic appointment . Hiya guys truly sorry that I haven't been in touch lately but I've been a bit down in the dumps;-( with the usual things ( work / pain) . I had recently attended a hospital appointment ( pain clinic) . The doctor was very understanding I was in his office for about an hour just talking and had a quick examination , tender points . So he gave me a clinical diagnosis of fibromialgia . We spoke about drugs that I am on which are 75 amertripterline 900 3x daily dhyhidrocodine / or tramadol and paracetamol . The also has given me pain patches lidocaine 5 per cent , these patches cost £75 per pack of thirty . The next thing he spoke to me about was that he wants me to attend his pain clinic as an inpatient ! For 3 weeks in Glasgow . It's for people who have chronic pain illness . I could not belive what I was hearing ..... Has anybody else been offered this ( I truly hope so ) how good is that . I myself can't go because I have a teenage daughter who has autism / Asperger and couldn't leave her for 3 weeks . Apparently they are only two of these clinics in the country one Glasgow and the other is in bath , I myself live in Aberdeenshire . He also mentioned another drug he wants to try me on I will ask my doc next time I see her and let you know as Ive forgotten . I also have good news myself regarding work as I've managed to cut my hours from 33 a week to 22 per week , so I now only do 2 12 hour shifts a week . I have being doing this now for 3 weeks and it's great . Sorry to go on a bit but I haven't heard anybody else mention being offered this 3 week course . Thanks for reading guys. Xx billie
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