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As most of you out there are well aware - this condition is a NIGHTMARE!! Because it cant be seen, there is no bandage, splint, visible injury, then no-one believes you or the pain that you are suffering. I contracted Spondylosis through an injury while in service in Her Majesty's Forces and even they have turned their backs on me and refused to accept that this condiition is as debilitating as it really is!! I can no longer function normally. My left arm is loosing it's ability to grasp or hold and pins and needles down both of my arms is now constant like electrical shocks. My head can only move small amounts. If I move it too quickly i suffer dizzy spells. I cannot sleep for long periods as the pain does not allow me to sleep. My GP prescribes the usual - Tramacet, Tramadol, Amitriptyline, Carisoprodol and Diclofenic - all of which are useless and make me sooooo sedated that i cannot function when taking these.. Recently i have tried to stop taking them and am in agony whilst talking my fiancee through typing this as i can no longer type as my fingers are sooo numb!! I cannot even open a bottle of wine - my fiancee had to do this also - please can someone out there give some light at the end of the tunnel for this condition or describe how they persuaded their GP to take them seriously.. Physio and all other sh*t has already been tried and failed so f*#king desperately - really at my wits end - what, if any, help or support groups out there are there?? especially in Northern Ireland where i believe this is so rare??? Maybe i'm wrong but if so please let me know..
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