I have a high intolerance to opiates, and drugs such as amytripline, gapapentin, etc. Please note they are great drugs for some just not for me. They turn me into a lethargic zombie who can't string two words together. I am in a good place for the first time in 30 odd years I am on mycophenalate, hydroxy, 2.5mg pred, and this tends to keep me on a level. Recently I have a trapped nerve i think as no investigations by doctors done in my neck causing pain to my eye and scalp my gp after offering physio which I'm doing offered the above drugs,when I refused she referred me to the neurosurgeons without even seeing me they advised my gp to prescribe the above drug otherwise no other treatment. Doing some research I found that they should do an MRI and that they can inject the area for better results and only as a last resort surgery this would cure the problem but oh no just drug me up. I am so angry how do other people cope with this tendency once you have Lupus for the med profession to fob you off with more drugs.