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Well I went to the pain clinic yesterday to discuss increasing/adding to my medication. Currently on up to 100mg of Morphine twice a day, Oramorph and Pregbalin.
I won't go into the in's and out's as to why I need it - it is a long standing disability.
Anyhow, he decided that I didn't need it increasing at all and told me that I would be much better off doing the 'Alexander Technique' instead of taking pain relief. He then proceeded to tell me that I should only take half the Morphine for the next two weeks then stop it altogether as he is sure I will feel a lot better.
I was shocked so I asked 'but how am I supposed to cope?' Ah, he said, you will, most pain isn't really there, you have convinced yourself that if you don't take the medication, you will be in pain - my problem is apparently all in my head - "it's the fear of being in pain that I am suffering from!"
He then suggested that I should take a couple of Paracetamol instead.
Wow, he knows more about me than do the doctors and consultants that I am under and have been since the mid 90's.
Must just keep telling myself that it is all in my head.
Anybody else had so called pain professionals suggest that all pain is simply in the head?
So will be in agony (oh yes I will) with constant Chronic Pancreatitis (for which the only thing that can be given is pain relief and damaged lower and upper spinal injuries - one caused by being thrown off a galloping horse and the second through years of playing rugby.
And there is no way I am going begging to my GP - let them fight over the problem together - I'm just not going to order any more medication from my repeat list simply to prove that the guy is a complete idiot!
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