I have a well-meaning family member who is urging me to approach my GP regarding Sativex for my SPMS. Frankly I think I’d be laughed out of his/her office (depending on which partner I saw in the practice.)
I understand that you have to have tried other drugs (eg Gabapentin? Pregabalin?) first before Sativex is considered, and even then it depends on your particular health trust area.
I’ve explained that I don’t have a great deal of pain and only some spasticity and I don’t want those drugs because of side effects (have some previous experience with Pregabalin) and because I can manage without them.
I’ve sent her up to date snippets from the MS Trust’s items about Sativex.
Any experiences on here?