Following on from previous post about disappointing rheumy visit . I have severe stabbing pain in sacroiliac area , hip and leg it maybe from bulging disc .Im going to see gp about pain relief and i have been studying options. I am already taking lyrica. Anti inflammatories:- i can only take very occasional as upset stomach. Co dydramol :- only occasionally as causes bad constipation Paracetamol:- useless, does not help . So i need something that helps pain without the side affects. One idea i was wondering about was fentanyl patches are they a possibility for short term and do they cause side effects? Does anyone else have any ideas ? I need to stay active or things will only get worse and i cant stay active with this pain as very painful to walk . It is so frustrating , im also going to discuss orthopaedic referral as if it is a disc rheumatology dont deal with that . Now do I write all this down and hand it to the gp ?