I wanted to know if anyone had ever been referred to a pain specialist? If so did they help with your pain symptoms?
I am in constant pain and am beginning to get to my wits end!! Cant cope with being in all this pain.
My ds dna antibody keeps rising and my consultant will not increase my hydroxy from 200mg to 400mg as she doesn't think I would tolerate it as she had to change me on to MTX injections as I couldn't take the tablets. She insisted that I have a steroid injection 3 weeks ago to help with pain and inflammation, but no use.
All the pain killers cocodamol, paracetamol, tramadol and amytriptyline are not helping one bit. I might as well be taking smarties - there is no relief.
I am due to see my rheumy nurse on Wednesday and wondered if I should ask to be referred to a pain specialist. I am desperate for help cant cope anymore.
If anyone could advise I would really appreciate your insight. Thank u. Good health and best wishes to you all.