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hi this is my first post on the website and im utterly fedup and in need of other peoples experiences! i had my first child in 2007 and didnt think much of the fact my whole back stiffened up and i was in pain for weeks with it, i thought it was normal and took ibuprofen and eventually it wore offf. a couple of times after this i had times where i thappened again my whole back would stiffen and every move felt like an electric shock like something was jerking in my back. then my 2nd child came in feb 2010 and the same thing happened again then my first big injury was in november 2010. im a home carer and caught an elderly person when they tripped over i literally couldnt move the next day. the doc said id twisted the muscles from my neck all the way down my back and he prescribed diclofenac diconal and diazepam i was off work for a fortnight until i felt i couldnt afford to be off any longer but have struggled with heavy work ever since. then in feb11 (moved house new doc) i had a bad fall on the stairs again hurting my lower back and bruisiing my coccycx i took the remainder of the meds from my last fall and didnt bother with the doc because i lost faith. 2 weeks later i fell on the stairs again hitting my back and twisting my ankle. i went to see an osteopath privately which did absolutely nothing but cost a fortune. went back to doc who said id have to manage on ibuprofen and paracetamol or i could try amytryptaline which didnt work out becasue i have young kids to look after. finally i was sent to physio who continuously gave me exercises for problems with my sacro ileac joint in my pelvis (particularly the right side) but these left me in serious pain and i stopped. on my 5th visit to him after about a months break thru xmas etc i went back and he told me all my symptoms had suddenly changed and it was obviously my hip that was bothering me on my right side and i needed a steroid injection which i had and which has done nothing. so gettin to the end of this epic saga lol last wednesday after my usual morning i got up a bit stiff and sore but charging on as always i lifted and dropped a heavy washing basket and pain shot thru the left hip lower back and up my left side and i couldnt move a muscle i had to shout my 4yr old daughter to bring me a fone and got down on my knees to crawl to my bed i phoned a doc who told me to take the diclofenac and paracetamol that anything else was too strong and i shouldnt be taking it and i should rest and that was it. i was so angry the pain was so bad i couldnt move without excruciating pain and when i finally had to get up to bathroom i couldnt put any weight on left side and hubby has been home from work looking after me. im now up and about again im slow and stiff and still off work but im now terrified that this could happen to me anywhere anytime and docs are just passing me off. what is going on. im developing probs with other joints too eg my ankles and my wrists and fingers giving me terrible pain im only 30 and i feel ancient :0((( anyone else got this stuff going on?
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