I have had back, knee and neck problems for years the pain clinic has tried facet joint injections, physio, pain course and various other things all to no avail.
I take pain relief as I need it but don't abuse it and yet I have a friend ( who has had a disc removed herself ) who keeps saying I should go to St Thomas's as they have an in patient pain Course that changed her life.
I love her to bits but she's making me feel like an addict, which I'm not.
I have said if I was using to much pain relief my G.p would pull me in straight away
But she's not listening!
How do I make her understand that her problem was different to mine and not lose her friendship as I know she thinks she is trying to help?.
I also have Trigeminal and occipital neuralgia 😩😩