"Pain Management Services."
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
Posted by Rebecca English
My first pain clinic appointment today (08.09.2015) at the RVI today and must say I'm very disappointed!
To start with my appointment was delayed for 35 minutes and it was because of a note in my referral from GP that had confused my consultant but nobody made me aware of this until I was seen.
Had the usual consultation Dr asks questions I explain what's been going on and to be offered antidepressants for fibromyalgia I think is absolutely ridiculous please bare in mind that I am 22 years old and I don't feel like I am depressed (the consultant did explain that they were not treating me for depression but has found these are successful) I have already tried two types of antidepressants and found myself miserable and funnily enough still in pain.
To be told there is nothing much more to offer seems shocking!! I have tried various different other medication but don't feel like there is nothing else out there.
To then be offered pain management services (physio, relaxation, mindfulness) which is all good and well but I can only get this if my GP can find the funding because I am out of area. Why offer something without looking up if your patient can have it.
So disappointed in the treatment provided I had high expectations and left feeling at rock bottom with no hope that I am going to get any relief any time soon.