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I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for a few years now been ill since 2003.
Im in constant very bad pain in most of my body, particularly feet, ankles, knees, hands & elbows. I also have abdominal pain which Dr's cannot explain, I've had mri, ct and ultrasound they have no idea what's causing the abdominal pain as well as the other fibromyalgia pains.
I was on tramadol but had to stop as every other week I'd be violently sick, puking bile up for 2 days then repeat.
At the moment I have no pain relief at all as gp will not prescribe. I was referred to pain clinic in January, saw consultant in April and was accepted for treatment then had 2 more appts which were a waste of time and I've had no treatment at all next appt is December.
I'm at my wits end the pain is driving me mad, I'm signed off work so I'll be losing my job soon I expect (not that I care tbh) I'm on duloxetine which isn't helping with the depression let alone the pain.
I've had every other SSRI and SNRI going too.
I've seen multiple Dr's at my practice none will prescribe because I'm "too young" to be on strong opiates (I'm 38) my point to that is I feel like saying if you don't give me something it's as old as I'm going to get as feeling so down from the pain just feel life's not worth living iykwim
Anyone have any tips on how to approach gp for painkillers?
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