Feeling disheartened after my GP appointment this morning

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Re: Feeling disheartened after my GP appointment this morning

Postby sherry » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:07 pm

They took me off it because i was having to take 2tabs when the pain was unbearable and i found out i would be at work and being at work and doubling my meds did not work. I would be very woosi and still in pain then they gave me naproxen 250mg and i had a nasty turn with them. My doc told me paracetamol although i asked for tramadol again. I am get all types of pain i call it travelling pain but my docs seem to make me feel that its all in my head :swear1:
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Re: Feeling disheartened after my GP appointment this morning

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:22 pm

Is there another GP you can see who might be more helpful sherry??
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Re: Feeling disheartened after my GP appointment this morning

Postby estweyn » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:50 pm

My doc will not prescribe beyone amytriptiline and co codomol despite the fact he knows I cant take the amy because of terrible hang over symptoms and feeling completely drained the next day. I was so bad a few nights ago I was reaching for yet more co codomal and thought, no, stop, you are going into overdose situation. But what else can you do if the pain is bad. I didnt take them, but got no sleep at all until time was up for me to take them and then eased off a little. I dont think this complaint would be half as bad if the doctors would listen to us. Perhaps a dose of what we have for a month would give them a better attitude. I wish they would read some of the forums and hang their heads in shame for the way they treat people and make them feel. :swear1:
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Re: Feeling disheartened after my GP appointment this morning

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:15 pm

Have asked you GP why they are the only meds he will prescribe :? :? You should be able to try different things, esp if something doesn't help you :swear1: :swear1: There are FM pages on NHS Choices, including info about meds that are used to try and manage it. Maybe you could suggest that he has a look at what is on there?? If he still carries on like a dinosaur, it could be worth making an appt to see another GP at your surgery :dunno: :dunno: You could even ask if there is one who deals with FM/chronic pain problems, or has experience of treating them :wave: :wave:
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