I think I'm going to buy some pregabalin or gabapentin from a less than reputable source, also considering diazepam as a short-term intervention. I have officially lost all faith in the British health system, and in physicians as a breed.
Weary - Tramadol has a terrible side effect profile, especially at high doses, and yet it has only intermediate analgesia effects, therefore, it is completely non-sensical to prescribe it over hydrocodone... oh wait, hydrocodone has abuse potential... best prevent people in genuine need of it from having access to it, less the American Midwest middle class should use it to get high.... - I don't like taking Tramadol cause of its antidepressant/SNRI effects, and I don't like being at the ceiling dose of a drug, I'd rather take less of something more potent. I just can't break the tramadol barrier. In fact, at the moment, I can't even get a doctor to see me so I can get some tramadol. I'm suffering with SSRI discontinuation syndrome, it's horrible, and I'm rather fed up.
21, Male, England.
Dx: Psoriatic Arthritis, Chronic Back Pain, Dyspraxia
Rx: 25mg Methotrexate Sub-Cut Injection & 50mg Etanercept (Enbrel) Sub-Cut Injection
Oh, and plenty of Tramadol, Codeine, Diclofenac, Diphenhydramide, Paracetamol, and SCOTCH.