They ask you to fill a little booklet out to take with you to your 1st pain clinic appointment. So I get to my long awaited much needed appointment. Only for the doctor to ask you the same questions and write down the answers. She wasn't interested in their booklet I completed when I mentioned it to her. Took me ages to complete. She was cold as ice, reminded me of a strict head mistress. She certainly doesn't like opioids to put it mildly. She wants me off all morphine AND Lyrica. With no intention of suggesting alternative painkillers. She told me "I'll have to learn how to live with the pain". She gave me a info sheet about Pain Management Centre to take home to read and said if I agree to be referred to the pain management team to call the number on the sheet. I left the appointment feeling stupid for giving my answers to her questions the way she spoke to me. 5 month's wait for a 10/15 minutes appointment of that! So now more waiting, to be contacted by the Pain Management team. What makes it worse everything she told me I found on the NHS website that was on the sheet she gave me, it actually gave more in-depth details. Then to make matters not worse, actually horrendous in my life. This morning I phoned for an appointment with my GP. Only to be told "he's not there for the foreseeable future. The doctor dealing with his patients is not in until tomorrow" So that means he's left. He's been my GP for 18 year's he's been so supportive & been through a lot together. I'm sat here feeling a little lost.