So annoyed with my doctor, went yesterday as in so much pain in back & hips, asked to be referred to orthopaedic dr & to get an MRI scan as last one was about 8 years ago. Dr said it's pointless getting an MRI as that's only if your going to get surgery- I told him that was rubbish as it can tell if there's any difference between my scan from years ago to today- he won't refer me. I said I was going to go private then, his reply was it's the same Drs that do private & NHS, I said I know but at least if I'm paying I can get it done, he told me if you feel you need an MRI then go private. Was so bloody annoyed.
I then asked him for some stronger painkillers, I get terrible side effects from the majority of them except Amitryptyline so he said let's start on a lower dosage of ones you've already had so I'm now on 100 mg of Gabapentin.
I feel I'm going backwards instead of forwards & so fed up.
Sorry for rambling on.