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i've have fibromyalgia since i was 8 years old (though symptoms started sooner, and i wasnt diagnosed until my early 20s). I've been through a lot of painkillers over the years, all the stuff they usually try for fibro, along with cocodamol, tramadol, diclofenac, naproxen and amitriptyline. However, none have really made a dent in the pain. I've done the usual stuff, back classes, pain clinics, physio etc etc. but still, no help. I realise it's a long term condition, i'm well versed on it, so it's not really this that i'm looking for help with.
my real question is how do I go about asking my doctor about stronger painkillers? I've tried over the years to ask, but mostly they just keep me on the same old ones that basically do nothing but very minor relief. I've only just discovered that some of the opoid painkillers, such as morphine, are available in the UK, and would like to see if my doctor is able to prescribe any for me. However, I'm worried that I come across like i'm just looking for drugs, like an addict or something. does anyone have any advice on this?
please be nice in your responses, i normally wouldn't post in forums like this because i'm so scared of getting berated or told i'm wasting time etc, but i'm just so desperate for help!
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