Panic over. I found my old tramadol* prescription, and there were many capsules left, and I took one before bed, and it worked quite well. Yay! And I managed to get a GP appointment for 9am this morning, and got more cocodamol (and, heck, why not? More diclofenac PR, even though I had enough left for this cycle and the next).
So now I have many many painkillers, and I feel quite comfortable, if a bit… detatched.
*I stopped using the tramadol after one cycle, because when I was sans diclofenac and being sick all the time, the stupid capsule would never dissolve in time for me to digest any of it before I threw it back up. The cocodamol tablets (disgustingly) start dissolving before you can even swallow them, so worked a little better.
PS – does tramadol cause insomnia? I was properly medicated last night, and not in much pain (a bit sore. Nothing awful), and I slept not so much as a wink until nearly four in the morning. It was an ARSE. The GP agreed tramadol may cause ‘sleep disturbances’, but seemed a bit non-plussed by the not-sleeping-at-all.
PPS – I’ll take insomnia in not much pain over being kept awake by screaming uterus any day.
PPPS – I am feeling very woolly in the brain. I couldn’t find the milk just now. The milk is in the fridge. I was looking in the cupboard where we keep the pasta.