Well, I thought i would post to update all you very helpful and caring people who have posted a response to my plea. I went to the GP today, a very understanding lady who i have not seen before. She listened to my problem properly, and has prescribed Zapain (Codeine Phosphate and paracetamol) to take alongside my Ibuprofen, and some Omeprazole to protect my tummy. I am now going to take the Ibuprofen regularly three times a day at the same time, and have the Zapain at bed time and when the pain is acute as it has been over the last few days.
I have had Zapain before for other issues so I know the effects and side effects and know that I was able to control my pain without having to take it every day. This is exactly what i asked for and i am pleased.
She also explained why i have not heard from my referrals (Pain Clinic, Inco Nurse,and Physio). Apparently the GPs are still waiting for my MRI results and neurology report from six weeks ago to decide a course of action.
They feel that should i need surgery then they will refer me AFTER any treatment, and they were not expecting there to be such a delay. This GP will chase up the Consultant urgently. If they aren't advising surgery at this point she will refer me to the Pain Clinic. I actually feel this is a bit of passing the book, but i must move forward so wont dwell on who is at fault. Frankly i don't see why i cant have the referrals in the interim.
I can't figure this bit out tbh. If I am to trust what she says then i cannot trust the neurologist, as HE was the one to ask me why the GP HADNT ALREADY referred me to those departments. Who is telling the truth? i guess i will never know. Maybe the report and results are lost, as has happened before? Who knows. But as it stands today, someone is looking into it and that is all i can do for now. i will be ringing in a week to check.. This is not satisfactory, but out of my control, so i am accepting it. I am looking forward to a more comfortable night tonight.
AND when i got home, there was a message on the answer machine from the Physio!!! BIZZARRE???!
So that is where i am at. I really want to thank all of you for your incredible words of support and suggestions, and i know i will probably be turning to you again at some point for more!! I hope i can offer some of my own to people on here too. I will keep you updated. Bless you all, Zoe X