Thank you to those that referred me to Dr. Rod Hughes. I saw him today. It was an expensive outing - getting there was very complicated and as a private patient. I was absolutely worth it though and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was such a different consultation. He engaged with me, listened and explained things and said I could ask my NHS GP to refer me to him as an NHS patient. He wasn't opposed to the CBD (cannabis oil) just said he heard it works for some people and whether that's placebo or not he does not know. Also was not opposed to the LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) but could not give me a prescription for it.
Suggested I take a lowish dose of ant inflammatory when I need - for pain - if for instance when Ive overdone it s bit
He has given me a tapering protocol.
All round I feel better for seeing him.
Thanks again everyone.