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GP/ Pain clinic

Postby seamonkey » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:57 pm

A few months ago i had my latest appointment with the pain clinic, as usuall he was very good, listened to my symptoms etc and suggested changing from gabapentin to pregabalin and from amitryptaline to imipraline. This was so i would possibly get less side effects. He then siad that given my past medical history he would suggest that i have Fibromyalgia. I asked if it would go and he said not a quick as youd like. That was the appointment finished. I changed tabs and all going ok, decided i would go and see my GP as hadnt spoken to her about fibro, she said more or less all my symptoms are from side effects of the drugs, tramadol, etc etc, so now she has me reducing my pregabalin untill im off it completely. Im not sure what to think of this? I started on all these because of symptoms you all know about, just so happens the symptoms can also be side effects of them. Head going round and round about what i should do, i have reduced pregabalin but feel if i reduce more im going to struggle. Gp did say she would let pain clinic know.
Completely disoriantated now i again dont know what i have.
Any advice info be really good tohave,
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Re: GP/ Pain clinic

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Can you see a different GP??? If it's possible, ask the admin/receptionist~type peoples if there is anyone with experience in dealing with and/or an interest in Or ask your current one about a referral to a Rheumatologist, or other specialist that deals with conditions like FM to see what they have to say about what you've been experiencing.

The only other I can think of if you can't see a different GP is to consider changing practices, but I know due to personal circumstances it's not always easy/possible to do.
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Re: GP/ Pain clinic

Postby seamonkey » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:52 pm

thanks very much for the reply, My Gp this far has been very good, she says she wants to rule out theh possibility of my symptoms being side effects before sending me to see someone else, says if its the meds making me like this it would be embarassing. I wouldnt be on the meds though if i hadnt had symptoms? Oh well i will see what happens, after all im only trying to run a house of 6 and work almost full time, whats the matter if im laid up unable to move for pain. :-x Shes maybe right then the person she sends me to cant ask me to come off to see if its side effects
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Re: GP/ Pain clinic

Postby whoami » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:25 pm

I would suggest another GP.

I can understand her wanting to rule out other causes of your symptoms..however, a Dr who would not send you to see someone because he/she or yourself would be embarrassed or an embarrassment if it ended up your meds were the cause of symptoms is really out of line.

This comment really reflects that the Dr is more concerned about his/her image than the patients well being...just my opinion.
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