Someone said :
I changed GPs twice because they just want to offer me pill after pill and not helping me with my problem. I use to play rugby and when I finished playing rugby I got my coaching badges so could coach part time and work the other days. But I lately got this arm pain where I could not lift anything and the pain was so bad that I could not do my work right and so went to the first GP and he just wanted to give me pill after pill not listening to me at all. I told him could it be rugby related. And he then said it might be but pain killers will help and then wanted to offer me sleeping pills as well. I have never been ill in my life and never taken pills and refused them. I went and saw a second GP and the same thing he only wanted to off load tablets and not help me. I told him that he was the second GP that was just trying to off load tablets and not help me and I walked out of the room.
You could have tried to save €200 and get an MRI done. Then you'd know exactly what you're dealing with.
Most GPs these days are reluctant to prescribe sleepers and benzos. And if they do it should only be for a short period. Their rate of prescribing is monitered carefully.