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I am 50 years old and according to my physiotherapist very fit for my age.
I was diagnosed in March 2013. Since then I have had this debilitating condition off and on, more on though. At first it wasn't too bad, but now it's getting worse. I have been taking the highest dose of diclofenax constantly since September 2013, and it just isn't helping. I teach line dancing two nights a week, and my husband is convinced it is this that is not helping, and if anything making this condition worse. My GP and physiotherapist has advised that this is not the case and to continue with this as it's good exercise. Personally I am not convinced that I have sciatica. I have asked my gp for an xray but she has refused me one. My hubby said I should insist on having one as this pain is getting worse and is now starting to affect my quality of life. The pain is keeping me awake at night and when I turn over its excruciating. When I get up in the morning to go to work (I work in admin so spend half the day sat down) I hobble about like a little old lady who needs a zimmer frame. I am at my wits end and have no idea where to turn or what to do next. My gp is about a sympathetic as a house brick! Short of changing doctors I have no idea what to do next.
If anyone can offer me any advice on how to cope with this pain or what I can do to at least make it more bearable so I can continue with daily life it would be greatly appreciated.
Leaving work is not an option (unfortunately), and I need the exercise so stopping the linedancing is not an option either.
Can anyone out there help me ?
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