I have been a sufferer for over 14 years with FM and went through the process of trying everything the docotors asked me to do. I found a lot of the medication gave me cotton wool head or hang over symptons. I eventually got given durogesic patches which for me were life changing as it meant that i could cope with the pain but still feel normal. I am now 7 years down the line and still using patches however i got refered back to a pain clinic as i needed the doesage increased. My pain is/has been off the scale for the last two month but i had light at the end of the tunnel the 'Pain Clinic'. Unfortunately i have been told that they will not increase the dose as i am at the guidline limit. I have tried all other medication even was using Ketamine and morphone patches at the same time, i dont want to go down the line of try this /side effects then well try the next one i thought i was done with all this. I have tried Tens machines, acupunture, physio, cognitive therapy etc and lost count of the endless side effects and buckets of vomit. Before i started the patches i spoke with pain management doctors/consultants for three months before i would comence as my biggest concern was what do i do when the patches no longer work but i was reasurred that this would never happen as i could wear as many patches as i would need to wear. Unfortunately i moved from the North East of England to Scotland where this is definately not the case. I feel like i have just gone back at least 10 years and dont know what to do i am at my wits end and in bits. Anyone any suggestions please.
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