Hello, I live in Scotland and am having a terrible time of it with my GP/Pain Consultant with regard to them enforcing me to reduce the only medication that eases my pain - Oxycontin.
My Pain Consultant even had the cheek to ask me "Do you WANT to be on opiates for the rest of your life?" This saddened and angered me as I have awful chronic back pain with permanent nerve damage at L5-S1 and as anyone who suffers this type of pain will know what I mean when I say it is life changing.
I was currently taking 90mg twice daily of modified release and 10mg of oxynorm immediate release 5x daily.
They have told me it is a danger to my life (I have been taking them for 10 years and they have helped me maintain a quality of daily living)
They have me on a fortnightly reduction of 10mg and to date I am down to 60mg 3x daily of oxycontin modified release - it is just awful and I would really like to know if I can refuse this reduction.
I would really appreciate any help.
Thank you for reading, I know we are all suffering in many awful ways.