Autoimmune Struggles

Autoimmune Struggles

After getting four positive autoimmune tests and seeing as the rheumatologist isn’t any help and my doctor said to me that he doesn’t know about autoimmune issues, I am now stuck as he won’t refer me to an immunologist. I have had chronic pain and chronic fatigue for decades now, but they both got severely … Read more

Rheumatology Referral Woes

Rheumatology Referral Woes

I chased up my Rheumatology referral today after the deadline that they were supposed to call back arrived and they hadn’t called me. For those that don’t know, I had four positive autoimmune tests, plus I also have my existing chronic pain and chronic fatigue, both with no known cause. (previous blog post) I got … Read more

Last Chance! Give Feedback To NICE Regarding Chronic Pain Guidelines

Last Chance! Give Feedback To NICE Regarding Chronic Pain Guidelines

This is your last chance to give your feedback using the comments form on the NICE website regarding the upcoming chronic pain guidelines that doctors will use for prescribing medication and treatment for chronic pain. You have until 5pm Monday 14th September 2020 to fill it in so do it now. These guidelines remove ALL … Read more

Urgent! Contact NICE Regarding Removal Of Painkillers For Chronic Pain

Urgent! Contact NICE Regarding Removal Of Painkillers For Chronic Pain

If you have read the draft NICE Chronic Pain guidelines or my article about them and are affected or against this upcoming policy regarding removal of painkillers for chronic pain, you need to take action now and send your comments to NICE before the policy goes live!Anyone can leave comments and you only have until … Read more

NICE Telling Doctors Not To Prescribe Opioids For Chronic Pain

NICE Telling Doctors Not To Prescribe Opioids For Chronic Pain

Please take action by giving your feedback to NICE before 5pm 14th September 2020. NICE (who give guidance to the NHS which doctors follow) are reviewing the guidelines for chronic pain and making it worse yet again for us. They are now advising against the use of all painkillers and most medications in draft guidelines!They … Read more

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