I really do not like taking tablets…pretty much of any kind…but this pain in my neck is forcing my hand.
I rang NHS 111 last week when the pain was particularly bad, and the result was they said I could visit a Pharmacy. I paused, and then explained to the caller that I had worked for the NHS as a practitioner, and I had been checking out everything happening on the NHS website, speaking to NHS colleagues, and doing everything recommended. The call handler suggested that she could ask an out of hours GP to call me. It was already eleven o’clock at night at the time, so I asked what time that was likely to be…she said it might be two or three or four hours. I declined as I had to be up at half past five in the morning to get ready for work.
What a to do!!! My cousin (who is a physiotherapist) sent me some information which has settled my worries a little. She does not think it is serious, and she said that by the symptoms I have described to her, she expects at least a six week ordeal, perhaps longer. But she said carry on doing what I am doing because I am doing everything right.
She also told me not to be shy of taking pain killers when I need them. Oh well…there is me popping the pills again!