I'm new here and posting about some help and advice for my husband. He has had chronic back pain since an accident in 2011. When we lived down the South of the UK he was prescribed various strong painkillers including tramadol, mst morphine and oromorph. The last medication he was on was a Fentanyl patch which was working fairly well. We have now moved to a new area of the UK with a new GP and they are very reluctant to prescribe strong painkillers. He is currently on Solpadol which are just paracetamol with some codeine and they are not offering much pain relief.
He was referred to the local pain clinic which was a 3 month wait for the appointment to be told (by a physio) that the solpadol is the strongest pain medication that can be prescribed. She said that these are the guidelines and they don't prescribe any kind of opiates anymore. I can't believe that this is the only help he is going to receive she also suggested he could try amitriptyline but he doesn't think these will work very well.
Does anyone please have any advice about what he can do next it is awful to see him in so much pain every day not really functioning properly.
Thanks for reading and I will welcome any advice please.