I was on 8x50mg of tramadol (max dose) for 9 years, until 2 years ago it wasn't enough to relieve my pain.
I was started on 100mg of tapentadol per day, plus zapain x 8 and diclofenac 150mg per day. I now take the max dose of tapentadol (500mg per day) and it just isn't enough to relieve my pain.
I just wondered if I am right in thinking that the next stronger med would be something morphine based? I did try the patches a few years ago, but they didn't help. Also, I have heard that gp's aren't allowed to prescribe morphine (at first) and I would need to ask my rheumatologist to change my meds, is this correct?
Thankyou for reading & hopefully someone may be able to advise.
Hugs - Jayne