Cervical spondylosis

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sad hi i am kathy and have suffered with cevicle spondylosis since i was 35 i am now 47 and in terrible pain i have physio naproxen co dydromol 500/30 nothing works i have a tems machine. Can not swim now due to severe pain,i get a constant feeling like a electric shock..or something cutting down my spine i have a feeling of unbalanced sometimes when i stand up my eyes are sensetive to the light,and my neck constantly feel to heavy for my shoulders.i get numbness tingling in hands feet hip sometimes and burning like you would not believe...Does anybody else get any of these symptoms ?plus terrible pain in neck and base of skull would love to hear from somebody else who suffers this terrible condition C.S. need to see a nuero surgeon i think soon has 12 years of getting worse not a slight hint of getting better.thanks people...kathy :o

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    Hi Kathy

    When I read what you had written it was like reading my own problems its great isnt it??? sad the list as Im finding out as time goes by is getting longer...worrying and as im on my own... husband left me for someone healthier!! :x the worse i get I dont know how Im going to take care of myself?? I try to live each day as it comes and make the most of my good days which arent as many now adays!! take care of yourself keep taking the pills!! :D

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    Hi Michelle

    Men can be so cruel can't they? You will find lots of support on here and make many new friends who all understand what you're going through. We have a great little 'family' who all support and advise each other. Keep in touch and hope your pain is bearable

    Lyn x x x

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    HI i have cervical spondylosis too, was in a car crash in 2006 and they kept thinking it was whiplash i had, was 2009 when an mri revealed cervical spondylosis, im 36 and have exactly same symptoms you have, ive had physio, laser treatment, accupuncture and trigger point injections, nothing works, been to pain clinic millions of times and tried so many different tablet combinations from the doctors but again none really work, i may as well take smarties!, my tabs at present are Gabapentin, Co codomol, Tramadol and, amatryptiline, altogether i have 19 tabs a day, and no nothing helps me, occasionally i find if i fold my pillow up in bed and put the pressure on my neck it can help, its uncomfortable lying down like that for a while but can help, cant seem to claim disability for this yet cant work due to comes on anytime. also the gabapentin supposed to stop the numbes/tingling in arm/legs, it dont work for me but have heard it works for others so maybe ask your doctor as may help you, i am lucky though as my partner is superb and i couldnt imagine coping on my own with this, please message me anytime anyone my email is xxx

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    Hi Kathy. I understand why you are feeling so low. It's like no one else can understand the frustration and pain living with cs. My understanding of the way of life is much better since finding this forum. In fact, I feel slightly better, knowing that other people have the same problems as myself. How are you now? I see that your first message was in September 2010. Have you managed to get more help?
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