I went to see my useless GP this morning as I needed a medication review (who came up with this anyway) for my Lyrica.
It was prescribed to me for my vulvodynia back in June but I didn't take it until I had a relapse a month ago.
My GP, a woman ! proceeded to scream at me saying I shouldn't be on Amitriptyline and Lyrica because they are the same thing (what a moron). She kept going on and on that Lyrica is addictive (who came up with this idiocy anyway?).
So INSTEAD of asking me about my horrendous symptoms (I have paresthesia, allodynia and pain) she went on for about 10 min about the dangers of Lyrica. I explained to her that my pain consultant back in 2014 had no issue in prescribing me this combination. She also kept saying I should take paracetamol or IBUPROFEN to manage my pain !!! Is she retarded ? Has the GP world gone completely mad ???
Ibuprofen for nerve pain ??!!!!
I wish to make a complaint, I completely disagree Lyrica is addictive, it is actually Amitriptyline that is a nightmare coming off of. I have no clue who came up with this idiotic idea, I am getting sick and tired of knowing everyone in London is doing drugs whereas pain patients have zero relief and are completely ignored !!!