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My wife is 55, has chronic back pain and after years of suffering and being prescribed tablet painkillers, Tramadol, Co-Codamol,was put on the lowest doseage of the patch, sure it made her feel giddy for a short while, but once that eased the pain was gone as if by magic, she has been on the patches for about 4 years, we recently moved home and her old GP informed her that whatever medication she was on would need to be honoured by her new GP.
Not so, at her first visit she was informed by the new GP \"Oh we dont give these out\", this GP has done everything in her power to get my wife off these patches, Hospital visits to see consultants, to see if there is an alternative, NO, now she is to go to a pain clinic, to see if there is an alternative, The GP gave my wife 10 patches at her last visit and they will probably be her last, then its back on to useless tablets, lower quality of life, suffering constant pain.
Why and how can they do this?
We live in North Ayrshire and when you talk to other people in the surgery, they find the local GP`s most unhelpfull.
She is a changed woman since she went on the patches and i dread the woman who WILL return when the pain comes back.
Does anyone have similar experiences or can they offer help/advice please
Thanks for reading
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