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Hi I'm Melissa. I'm 34, have had multiple lower limb surgeries and now have constant pain and feel exhausted all the time. I have had surgery for sciatic nerve tethering, subluxing hips, bursectomy and ITB release which developed a huge bleed post op last year they couldn't drain and left ankle reconstruction, all except one was done last year. I have terrible pain around my lower back, pelvis, legs and ankle ALL THE TIME. Walking on my walking at sticks is agony so use a frame for short distances and a wheelchair for longer distances. I can't sit for long though. I have a cardiac loop recorder which monitors my rate and rhythm. I've had a steroid injection into left hip 2 weeks ago for sciatic nerve odema which hadn't done much as I still have constant pelvic/back of thigh pain. My left ankle is swollen and painful so I'm having an injection into it in 2 weeks +\- surgery to clean it out. (Arthrofibrosis)
The problem is I have so much pain I faint. In public, at home etc. It's really embarrassing and I don't know what to do. I have advanced osteoporosis as well so can't afford a fall. I'm on codiene 60-90 mgs/day which isn't enough but I've been on so many pills and potions, my liver function had been very abnormal. Any tips? I'm exhausted all the time. 😒 I take twice daily magnesium as well.
I don't trust pain drs all they do is shove me pills and I'm tired of pills. Psychologist might help but getting there is a massive feat and I can't afford it. I sleep on an automatic air mattress and the only relief I get is after a sleep when I've been lying down. It really gets me down, I cry a lot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Melissa
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