hi all, don't post here often but always read everyone's posts.
I had an appointment at the pain clinic today.
after sitting waiting for half an hour i felt my phone ring, looked at it and found a missed call from my consultant. Spoke to the receptionist to be told I was down for a phone consultation. Showed her the letter which did not mention this..... After she spoke to the Dr i got to see him.
I have been told that due to lymphoedema on my left side and the area of pain i have he is unwilling to do a nerve block.
I am on pregablin 200mg 3 times a day.
I have tried both amitryptaline and gabapentin with nasty side effects.
I have been told to try the 7 day patches based on morphine (low dose)
I have looked at the online data for the drugs and have only found bad side effects and the problems with driving
he is getting in contact with my Dr to prescribe, am not hopeful of getting something sorted soon......
is there anyone who is on this combination.
there was no mention of stopping one and starting the other, just a statement that I should not take opiate based meds while on it.
thanks for reading this, I have had a bad day, not that I have many good ones.