Having a bad day

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Having a really bad few days. My back is really painful

And my legs and feet hurt so much this morning I could barely get down the stairs.

The cocodamol and ibuprofen aren't touching the pain and can't take naproxen as it upsets my tummy.

Am going to go back to the gp want didn't know what to suggest to her. I've read about pregabalin and amitripyline but unsure if it's the best thing.

It's really getting me down today

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    The amitriptelene can make you drowsy but it is supposed to be just used to help you sleep.

    I am also on pregablin having tried gabapentin and I haven't noticed any difference but that's just me.

    I take tramadol and paracetamol as well and I am having nerve blocks but you would have to see a neurologist for the blocks.

    As for swearing. ....I hit a pothole a few months back and my fingers and toes felt like the nails were being torn offor, I booked in to my Dr's and got the worst one. He actually laughed at me saying that it wasn't like no one was trying to help. I absolutely flipped told him to right up a prescription I needed and threw a load of swear words at him and went out and booked in to see my normal Gp.

    I did apologise in an email to the practice manager but also suggested it was time he retired.


    Hope you find something that works for you soon.

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    Hiya Arual..I take amitripyline at night before bed it not only gives me a really good sleep but it stops the pain at the nerve ends from travelling to the next nerve end- stop it travelling throughout my body..been on it for years  now, ibruferon didn't work for me either . I take Osteo Panadol 3 times a day als-That's just paracetamol 600 each tablet stronger than the 500 usual....works for me...when it's worse I use many hot water bottles soooo soothing, also hydrotherapy is excellent..you only need a local pool to do your soft exercising in. Just to walk up and down a pool is great for your body especially stimulating blood flow around it.-.tiring yes, but really good for you..hope your feeling much better..your not alone in this..take control of you..tell your docs what you need,,even if you have to be pushy. They are there for you, not the other way round..be blessed..:-) xxxOz
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    Hi Arual,

    How are you doing today?

    I think pain is a rubbish bad day cycle...if you can't sleep well because of pain, you suffer, if you wake up and feel like you haven't slept, you suffer and well if the pain doesn't stop, you suffer.

    It was suggested to me that if you feel rushed or just need to discuss your condition..make a double appointment with your regular GP. Especially if you haven't talked through medications for a while.

    If you have access to a printer there are some article within patient.info that my support group have been advised to take with us to less informed GPs/Drs visits.

    I'm lucky my GP uses this site for her information. I believe there are Dr guides in the documents when you search the site, alternatively give them the web link.

    Don't suffer in silence though, check all the pains one by one, if it isn't responding to your normal meds is it fibro pain or something else??

    Obviously you won't know this without help so take a note of the kind of pain, any swelling, when did it start etc..so you and your GP can start to build a picture and tackle it.

    Some meds help with sleep, some nerve pain and others muscle/joint pains.

    Like others I take combinations and have additional caudal epidurals and steriod treatments on my spine, shoulder and knees but all these are now managed at the hospital and based on my individual complications 😉

    Let us know how you get on xxxx

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    Hello Arual,

    So sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. Some great advice on the previous posts. Just like to add, from my experience truck loads of meds don't work.  am on Amitriptylene, 50gm, helps with sleep, not so much pain. If I get a good nights sleep, I am more able to cope with pain, Hope this helps.

    Take care, Anne

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    This mess for les, hope your ok Hunny not heard from you in awhile hope your ok sweetheart, got some good news to share with you my friend xxx
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