I'm new here so please be gentle!
I suffer from neuro pain in my hands and feet,and have had my ankle 'fixed' in the right angle standing position due to breaking it and having complications in the way of walking on it for a few months.As you do.
I have been taking pregabalin for 6 years and up untill 2 years ago co-codamol.My liver had a tantrum,so now I have codeine,8x30mg in total daily.I cannot take tramadol without feeling very sick,so on one of my stays in hospital I was given dihydrocodeine as a top up,when the pain was bad.My GP was just about OK with this, nagging me to stop the dihydrocodeine,but working with me when I tried and failed many times.
But then disaster.
My GP left.
Now I am at the mercy of the other GPs in the practice,one of whom is very work driven,and thinks everyone else should be.Sorry,but my mother never left me a business so I find things a bit harder than she.They ALL want me off the dihydrocodeine,even suggested paracetamol.OK I admit it is probably hard to feel pain when you are dead but as I was advised to leave paracetamol alone after just escaping with my liver,a little extreme don't you think?
Anyway,has any one else had their GP suddenly be reluctant to prescribe painkillers?Do the alternatives,whatever they may be,work?
I have many other little glitches that make life harder,tinnitus,liver damage,pancreatic cysts,depression,migraine and back pain are the ones that haunt me most and could do without the stress of it to be honest with you.My Hubby says we should change practice,but to go and try and explain myself clearly,and not forget most of what I want to say is daunting,and they could be the same for all I know,and no,I have no friends/neighbours etc that I can ask.
Any views/advice would be interesting,thanks.