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I am in so much pain with my back and cannot see a doctor as

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I am in so much pain with my back and cannot see a doctor as they’re are fully booked, how can I get some codeine
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Neuropathy
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I do not even know if this is a neuropathy question
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 7 days ago.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today.

You can get Co-codamol 8/500 from a pharmacy without a prescription, however anything stronger will require a prescription. If this is a neuropathy then I would suggest using something like Amitiptyline or Pregabalin as they are better for neuropathic pain.

I would ask for a phone call with your doctor, if they cannot help, call 111 and they may be able to prescribe for you.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Iv tried the 8/500 but they do not work, y doctor isn’t been very helpful neither is 111 thank you tho
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I cannot afford a phone call but thank you again
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry for taking up your time
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 7 days ago.

Sorry, the phone call is automatically offered. I cannot stop this sorry.

I am sorry that I cannot be of any help. Please do not be sorry.

Another option would be to attend A&E if this is severe, they would be able to prescribe something short term for you.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I cannot leave my disabled daughter
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Plus I have just recovered from COVID-19 and I am still very weak but I have 2 prolapsed discs in my lover spine
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 7 days ago.

I am very sorry to hear. I think therefore your only option is a telephone call with your GP.

I hope you start to feel better soon.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you and sorry again
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 7 days ago.

Please do not be sorry, take care.