I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome(Hypermobility), Vasovagal syncope and most recently Functional Neurological Disorder.
Since the diagnosis of FND, my GP has said that I must come off my pain meds completely. I was prescribed Tramadol 300mg daily which did not take all the pain away, but was a great improvement to the now 50mg. I have to take the 50mg for the next month, then totally stop.
I saw my GP yesterday and explained that I am not coping. I am in so much pain, and getting very very irritable and really suffering. She said she can't give me anything else as I can't be dependent on pain meds. I explained that I have not had withdrawal symptoms so cannot see why she thinks this.
She says that the neurologist has advised this, but I told her he had only said to me to perhaps try other medication if it agreed with me, just to make sure the tramadol wasn't making any of my symptoms worse. He never said to totally stop all pain meds forever!!!
I am a mother of four children, one who is disabled, and I feel so hopeless and sad. My GP has made me feel like some drug addict whose pain is "all in the head".
I would be so thankful for any advise, as I am finding this very hard to cope with.