I've been a chronic pain sufferer for 23yrs now and I could go on about what I've have done etc. But it's got to the point where I'm never pain free especially with the amount of pain medication that I'm on. Just a quick outline, I was pregnant in 1993, and 3 discs had come out and was hospitalised for 7mths. 1 was told they would go back but never did. Had an operation which never worked. I then was diagnosed with RSD which for some reason was put under the bracket of (A chronic pain sufferer). I had all types of treatment ranging from Liquidcaine (a anaesthetic, which never worked), Gwynathadine blocks, until I got APS. A pain machine that was put into me and controlled by a remote, that never worked. Acupuncture, you name it I've tried but nothing worked. I've also got lumbar facet joint disease, arthritis in the back. Thrombosis, under active thyroid etc. My lists goes on.
I cannot take no antiflamtory medication because of my allergies, and the amount of medication I'm on, 3 types of morphine, anti depressants (for pain), antibiotics for the rest of my life because of recurrent of cellulitis. My GP has written to the pain management team to re assess, but a years gone by and not only have they moved (they where at Queens Sq), I have not heard a word. They keep on saying there is such a long waiting list. (Because of cut backs). I'm at my wits end, I always get on top of one thing, but the pain never goes. Now I can longer lay flat, I can't have anymore MRI's, or CT scans. Where else can or what can I do. Please help.