Hi my names Michelle and ive had severe undiagnosed lower back pain for 10 yrs. 2 yrs ago i moved up north and had to find a new doc, as i already knew id need home visits because im mostly house bound and often bed bound i was told i had to sign with nearest doctor to my new address.
the 1st problem was she wouldnt sign me up until i would go into surgery so i spent 3 months in agony with no pain meds until i could get there.
2nd she wouldnt read my past records and then told me i couldnt have the tramadol id always been precribed
3rd shortly after this i went in and told her my depression was back (its in my record) she advised i wait for an app for talk therapy. i tried to explain that if she checked my records she would see that we had tried this in past and several types of tablets and the only thing that works is fluoxatine. i also told her that my 1st doc said i should never stop taking them but my last doc agreed i could stop as long as i always go in and restatrt them if i feel the need - which is what i was trying to do. She refused repeatedly to check or help until i told her if i killed myself over weekend it would be her fault and she then called the mental health service , didnt give them any of my history and came off phone writing a prescription for a tablet i already knew didnt work and gave side effects.
Now my back is much worse than its been in 2 yrs so bad i cant get down my stairs and my daughter has had to stay and look after me. I keep ringing and asking for a home visit and she keeps refusing saying its just backpain doctors dont come out for that and she sends me a prescription for codiene paracetamol and naproxin but these are not strong enough they are keeping me comfy if all i do is sit still in bed but not dulling pain to a level i can get about to bathroom or down the stairs
has anyone any advice or had same problems with there doctor?