I've had such a distressing wknd since Friday. I had an appointment at my Docs Surgery. I needed to get my monthly script of my regular meds. I wanted to tell the Doc about tingly sensations & a burning feeling from my feet right up past my kneecaps. The tinglin has now been replaced by what I can only describe az electric shocks. My shins & knees hurt the most.
I arrived for my appointment & was seen by a Locum Dr. The minute I mentioned Fibromyalgia he told me that people with fibro feel pain more than a normal person. As if I did'nt know that! Before I could get a word in he started telling me I need to do Yoga, Swimming & Walking. He did'nt ask if I do any of these things. He printed of my script for my normal monthly tabs minus the Tramadol & paracetamol, I asked him why & he said I have to fight the pain with exercise & I will feel better. Yes I would love to be able to exercise. I could tell this man was'nt prepared to listen to me. So I asjed again for my pain relief meds to which he said no you can buy tablets over the counter which will work just as well with exercise. By this time the tears where streaming down mu face. He made me feel so small & like I was an addict wanting the pain pills.
So, my question is, is he allowed to refuse a paitient in chronic pain mmedication to help take the edge of. I never got to tell him about my feet & legs. I stormed out of the office & sat & cried. I could'nt even drive myself home for about half an hour. I am still upset & emotional about how he treated me.
I am going to ring the Practice Manager to lodge a complaint. but I dont know if I'm right in doing this?
Has anyone else had a similar experience or can anyone offer me advice?