Anyway, She came to this conclusion when I went to see her on Monday (an appointment that I'd been wiating 3 weeks for) in a bid to replace the gabapentin I'd slowly weaned myself off, for the Pregabalin... (for those not in the know, I've a long term herniated disk which was operated on 4 years ago that is now playing up again along with a few others and problematic facet joints) ... (oh and the ruddy carpal tunnel)... So we were chatting and I admit I was a bit hyper as my back was particularly bad that morning so I'd taken a bit more oxycodone that normal She had me fill in a questionnaire which included a question about suicide (clearly no sense of humour at me filling in NO but I've a list of people I'd like to murder)... SO she then "strongly suggested" I try anti-depressants for a month ... I've only been taking them for 5 days but so far I feel pretty rotten... they've messed up my sleep patterns (which were already bad) and I feel quite bilious most of the time... hey ho... she knows best - apparently.
Whilst with the doc, she suggested I chase up the neurosurgeons as I mentioned my appointment still hadn't come through - the waiting time supposedly being 13 weeks (it is was 16 weeks and 1 day when someone finally answered the phone at the LGI) NOW the waiting time target has officially been increased to 26 weeks ffs. I'm a bit miffed about this but there's nothing I can do. It's farcical. On the plus side, I HAVE got my consultants appoint regarding the carpel tunnel and that is 10th December(a Saturday?) ... by the time I actually get operated on, I imagine I'll have finished working on the boat so every cloud and all that.