Pain Management Clinic - Kind Edward VII Hospital Reviews/Information

Ozzymick

Old-Salt
Evening all,
Been having increasingly worse pain all over for years now, have been on pain meds for longer than I can remember , the standard co-codamol, Naproxen then had a lumbar steroid epidural for the lower back pain (didn’t help) and a further steroid injection in my arm for the chronic shoulder-neck pain, GP decided it was Bicep Tendonitis.

Now for nearly 6 years ive boon various dosages of Morphine Sulphate, currently on 20mg AM & PM, co-codamol for top up as required each day and Amitriptyline 20 mg at night for the leg pain and to help me try to sleep.

Today, with the help of the RBL and Combat Mental Health i am being referred to the King Edward VII pain clinic, was curious to hear of anyone’s experiences there, and if they found it helpful. I’m getting increasingly fed up with an arm that works, sometimes, and the pain. I told the GP to just take it off, which would of course make arse wiping slightly more difficult, but could I always get a dog
 
Nothing to do with the hospital as I know nothing about them. I do know about problems caused by damaged intravertebral discs though.

What is the problem with your lower back? I might be able to point you at a Doc, or procedure that the NHS is not capable of offering. I paid for a disc replacement surgery (Euro 16K) a couple of years ago and along the way there became my own expert in potential treatments.
 
I feel your pain.

Literally.

Have you had a referral here?:


particularly to this clinic:


The good Col Meyer treated, on and off, for several months until I was referred back to my local Pain Management services.
 
Evening all,
Been having increasingly worse pain all over for years now, have been on pain meds for longer than I can remember , the standard co-codamol, Naproxen then had a lumbar steroid epidural for the lower back pain (didn’t help) and a further steroid injection in my arm for the chronic shoulder-neck pain, GP decided it was Bicep Tendonitis.

Now for nearly 6 years ive boon various dosages of Morphine Sulphate, currently on 20mg AM & PM, co-codamol for top up as required each day and Amitriptyline 20 mg at night for the leg pain and to help me try to sleep.

Today, with the help of the RBL and Combat Mental Health i am being referred to the King Edward VII pain clinic, was curious to hear of anyone’s experiences there, and if they found it helpful. I’m getting increasingly fed up with an arm that works, sometimes, and the pain. I told the GP to just take it off, which would of course make arse wiping slightly more difficult, but could I always get a dog
Tell them you want a prescription for cannabis oil. Full spectrum, at least 500 mg / ml THC. If they won’t prescribe it, buy it illegally.

It will get you off the pain meds.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
I applied last year but lockdown intervened and I ended up in Guys hospital instead
 

Snowy.

War Hero
Tell them you want a prescription for cannabis oil. Full spectrum, at least 500 mg / ml THC. If they won’t prescribe it, buy it illegally.

It will get you off the pain meds.

You wont get a prescription for that unless you go to a private clinic.. they are everywhere in most big cities now..

NHS GPs cannot prescribe it.. only specialist NHS hospital consultants are allowed to but they only prescribe the sprays like Sativax.. but only for epilepsy, nausea from chemo and MS..

You can get it privately for a whole host of reasons from private clinics.. But it's not that cheap ( I mean cheap as getting it illegally) but they make the oils to taylor for whatever you need it for... like £150 to see a doctor.. £65 for every follow-up appointments . £30 for each script.. and between £ 150-300 a month for the cannabis.. either oil or flower...
 
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Snowy.

War Hero
Ask your GP to add a gabapentinoid.. Morhpine and a gaba 3-4 times during the day and a higher doese of amitriptyline at night 50-100mg..

Also I find etoricoxib the best anti inflamitory..
 
You wont get a prescription for that unless you go to a private clinic.. they are everywhere in most big cities now..

NHS GPs cannot prescribe it.. only specialist NHS hospital consultants are allowed to but they only prescribe the sprays like Sativax.. but only for epilepsy, nausea from chemo and MS..

You can get it privately for a whole host of reasons from private clinics.. But it's not that cheap ( I mean cheap as getting it illegally) but they make the oils to taylor for whatever you need it for... like £150 to see a doctor.. £65 for every follow-up appointments . £30 for each script.. and between £ 150-300 a month for the cannabis.. either oil or flower...
I know. It’s criminal that people can’t get access to a natural plant that works. Unless people start demanding it and lobbying their MPs the vested interests will win.

A months supply of 5000 mg full spectrum oil would cost about £25 to make. It’s a herb. No need for doctors, prescriptions, rip off fees or NICE involvement. Making oils that are “tailored” is misleading garbage.
 

Ozzymick

Old-Salt
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Nothing to do with the hospital as I know nothing about them. I do know about problems caused by damaged intravertebral discs though.

What is the problem with your lower back? I might be able to point you at a Doc, or procedure that the NHS is not capable of offering. I paid for a disc replacement surgery (Euro 16K) a couple of years ago and along the way there became my own expert in potential treatments.
Cheers for the comment, I would love to know what’s going on with the back, I’ve had several diagnoses (guesses) over the years. Initially shagged it at 17 in a car accident with a crushed T4. Got over that one and next major one was Kosovo, 2000. Was attempted to move something when we were building RUBB shelters. Initially thought some bugger had kicked me in the back after hitting the floor, turns out no one was there and this began the end of my career. Physio and pain meds and downgraded till I left.

I do remember being sent to some hospital in/around London to see a military Doc, had an X-ray, he glanced at and stated I had Spina Bifuda Occulta at S1, he the tapped me on the arse and sent me on my way.

it’s had some fun over the years, a pulling feeling down the left side leading to a limp/drag of the left leg. Complete collapse on more than one occasion, left leg again. Latest one, happened a few times now, stress related event sends back into a weird spasm, feels like a vice gripping and sends me down.

I did manage to use a cannabis oils few years back to aid in reducing the amount of morphine I was on. I have no doubt that the excess weight doesn’t help, but limited mobility doesn’t help either.

Prior to the lumbar epidural I did have an MRI and they mentioned some degeneration in one of the discs, i but I seem to recall them not being overly concerned at the time.

The neck/shoulder/arm thing is without doubt the worse issue at the e moment, it feels like my arm can’t hold its own weight and is being pulled out of the socket.
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Ozzymick

Old-Salt
I feel your pain.

Literally.

Have you had a referral here?:


particularly to this clinic:


The good Col Meyer treated, on and off, for several months until I was referred back to my local Pain Management services.
No referral there yet, getting war pension for the lower back injury, and the RBL have been fantastic so far, this time and when I had my first suspected stroke back in late 2015.
I will speak add k to them about this and see what they can do, and if I get the chance do some digging myself, cheers for the heads up.
 
Ask your GP to add a gabapentinoid.. Morhpine and a gaba 3-4 times during the day and a higher doese of amitriptyline at night 50-100mg..

Also I find etoricoxib the best anti inflamitory..

Fück that shit, I’ll endure the pain. Paracetamol, ibuprofen and zopiclone get me by.
 

Ozzymick

Old-Salt
Ask your GP to add a gabapentinoid.. Morhpine and a gaba 3-4 times during the day and a higher doese of amitriptyline at night 50-100mg..

Also I find etoricoxib the best anti inflamitory..
Not heard of those, will CJ heck them out. I can say, temporarily at least that one magic pill I had was Elvanse, prescribed for ADHD, a new diagnosis for my messed up head. The first day I took it everything was silent, and nearly all the pain, gone.
Suffice to say, GP fucked things up and battling to get the beds corrected again. .
 
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