UK Fibro Friends: I am recently diagnosed & all my doctor has offered me is co-codamol. The specialist even recommended that this was the best level of pain control, after talking to me for less than 10 minutes. It doesn’t really touch my pain & id like to ask for something stronger, but I’m nervous about it. I feel paranoid that the doctor will think I’m just trying to get strong painkillers for the wrong reasons, and just feel really awkward about it because I don’t what to say to really get my point across about how much I really need them. I know how much they are trying to discourage it on the NHS.
Should I prepare for a bit of a fight to get stronger painkillers on the NHS? Any experiences you can share? How should I best approach it with the doctor?