I have been diagnosed with Chronic Pain, Chronic fatigure, Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitus, Osteoperosis, Inflammation of my stomach lining, Migraines, Depression, I have to self catherterise due to a 30 foot fall I sustained back in 2003, I broke my back in several places plus broke my pelvis on both sides my right hip, my right wrist my right arm, my right ankle plus my right heel was crushed like an egg.. I moved into the area I am in now 4 and 1/2 years ago, and yet I have had to change my GP 3 times because no one is managing my medication intake. I am on 28 different tablets. The most potent is the morphine I take which is 220mg daily plus I have Oromorph vials which I take for break through pain, plus I am on Pregablin 200mg daily, HRT (Premarin), Amytriptiline for helping me sleep at night because I cannot sleep well at night due to the pain. I cannot believe how bad it is in the area I live in. Admittedly the sad fact is we are judged by the post code we live, I call it the post code lottery, if you happen to fall into a post code like the one I am in then you definitely do not get the right medical attention. Where I was living before I was seen by my GP every fortnight who would take my blood pressure and enquire as to how my medication was working if at all. Yet I feel like banging my head against the wall in this area where I live because no one has monitered my intake of opioids, or the steroids or my HRT it stinks!
I have also been asking for counselling by a Cognitive Therapist, this has been 4 1/2 years that I have been waiting for this service too I was told there is not any in the area! I am scared because of the news I sometimes hear when someone dies due to prescription drugs, I am scared because now I am trying to take myself off some of the drugs I am on such as HRT, I thought I was doing the right thing until I read today that HRT is really good for people who are on the menopause and who suffer from osteoperosis like I do means it imperative I take it. I have also stopped other medication I have been prescribed by one of my many Consultants from the 5 different hospital I attend. I am scared incase they might interact and cause serious side effects with my health. Only today I was reading the guidance notes on Alundronic Acid tablets which is another medication I take and I read one is not to take it if they have had kidney problems or has gum desease or is due to have a tooth extracted. I have all 3 of them! So why is it my I have been given this tablet? I just do not know who to turn to, I am supposed to be under the pain management consultant at my local hospital but he has told me he cannot treat me until I have had counselling which I have been told there is not a Cognitive therapist in my area, so what do I do? I wish someone out there could advise me what to do as I am seriously worried now. I am really scared that I have stopped 6 of the 28 tablets I have been prescribed too! Please, if there is some one out there who can advise me I would sincerely appreciate your help right now. I also have B12 deficiency and serious D3 deficiency and arthritis in all the bones of 12 which were broken in 2003. - Thank you in anticipation