Frustration.Posted: April 25, 2014
My PIP application and OT referral were submitted in February. I don’t expect to hear anything soon.
Various doctors (and a practice nurse) at my GP surgery have told me to increase, then decrease, then increase my medication. I am in constant pain but won’t be given stronger painkillers. I am in constant pain but am not allowed a referral to the pain clinic until I’ve been on my current medication (amatriplyline, 50mg) for a month, and then I have to try another medication (gabapentin), and then I might be allowed a referral. I am currently not under the care of any specialists.
I’ve realised I cannot do the work I so desperately want to do because I will not be able to manage it. I cannot get out of the house because I can’t drive very frequently any more, and leaving the house exhausts me. I am not eligible for social care.
So I can’t work, I’m in constant pain and I’m refused better pain medication or access to specialist care.
Exactly what the hell am I supposed to do now?