MEDICATION

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I have been having to deal with back pain for many years and I take regular pain medication.

My query is in relation to Ibuprofen. If I take the regular dose of 400mg three times a day, this does not work.

what are the risks if I double the dose?, has anyone else tried 800mg per dose.

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    Hi Mark

    Short answer?  Gastric bleeding.

    Go and discuss this with your GP, he could refer you to a pain clinic, or perhaps a Physio, so, lots of alteratives and they all start with seeing your GP

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      The only thing is that as the pain is intermittent and I have had physiotherapy on and off for many years and by the time I see my GP the pain has subsided and nothing for the GP to make a diagnosis...yes my GP is aware of the arthritis of my back/neck but where to go from here.

      Thanks for your feedback mrsmop.

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      Then perhaps your GP can prescribe some stronger NSAIDs for you to take when necessary.  Go and see him and tell him that the pain is intermittent.

      You mention your neck, perhaps a collar would help for a while, perhaps in bed.  You ought to go back to your GP

      Good luck

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      I will see my GP on the 8th October and will let you know what happens. All of these problems could be related to the Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT), which I forgot to mention as I have mild scoliosis, which I apologise for this.

      Again thankyou for your help and will let you know what happens.

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      I'm glad you are seeing your GP Mark, I think that is wise.

      Do you have CMT?  If so, then aren't you under a Consultant?

      Good luck on the 8th, Mark

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      I am seeing two consultants. One is a neuromuscular specialist and the other is an orthopaedic specialist. I see the neuromuscular specialist on the 7th October and I am going into the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital on December 9th for surgery which is called as follows:

      1) cavovarus foot correction.

      2) Gastroc lengthening.

      3) peroneus longus to brevis transfer

      4) os calcis valgising osteotomy

      5) first metatarsal dorsiflexion osteotomy

      The list above is the five different procedures to be done at the same time, then elevated foot rest for three months.

      I have had the left side done and it is the right side next.

      I have typed in each procedure and was able to see the procedure on the internet.

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      Goodness me, you've got a lot going on Mark.  One of your Consultants should be able to sort out your medication for you.

      I wish you well.

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      Thankyou mrsmop and I will let you know how things go with my GP next week.
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