Now, isn't that interesting. I had heard a whisper that patients at Southampton were being treated by - and I thought I heard the name right - Dr. Ram. That was as far as anyone got with his name, including the staff, as it is so unpronounceable. It just so happens that he was my oncologist. I go back to see the ENT crowd next Tuesday and there will be no harm in asking the question. I may be told that it is currently only used on patients undergoing treatment.
Saw my GP this morning and we have switched to liquid Paracetamol and liquid Ibuprofen to replace the Naproxen. Haven't tried either of these yet as the timing isn't quite right, but I am going to try leaving out the Oxcarbazepine completely for the moment to see how it goes. If it is obvious that it is needed then I can go to the liquid version, but she didn't want to put me on it regardless because of the cost, and if I can do without it all well and good. I think it is a good idea to review these things once in a while anyway, as if one goes on for long enough one hasn't the faintest idea of what is doing what - or if it is even working. It is going to be painful whatever happens - I don't see much alternative to that - but we'll see whether it makes it worse.
Life's a bitch - then it has puppies.