neck and shoulder pain arthritis in both shoulders

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interrible pain with shoulder and neck only relief i get is laying down flat doctor put morphine up dosage had a bad reaction  to much over load  cant get into see consultant until july  and GP said cant do any more on tablet up RA doctor the pain driving me mad 

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    Hi, your pain sounds so incredibly awful and dehabilitating.....do you have degenerative disease in your spine, or cervical spine, putting immense compression on your spinal column? Are you on long term prednisone ? Have you tried a muscle relaxor such as baclofen or neuritin? Have you considered cannibus treatment???
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      hi cheria yes i have got dengeration of the spine plus fracture spine rod screw plate the cervical spine was pick by xray when had foot operation they said i couldnt have a spinal block for this reason my gp brillaint can give anything else  as on so many says got to back rheaumatology but thats not til july  got have scans on knuckles feet so i will see  what he can i had injections  in shoulders   cant take baclofen  im allergic to it lactose intolerance make sick  last time i tried  gave a ulcer   no i havent consider cannbis 
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      Oh my gosh, you cannot wait until July to get relief of some kind. Emergency room is a way you can get immediate treatment, for possible a steroid injections??? I cannot understand how any surgeon would ever do a cervical spinal surgery of any kind with a serious RA diagnosis, when the bones are degenerated and brittle, with nothing stable to attatch the rods or plate too...why????? And it sounds like you have terrible pain and possible deformation in your feet and knuckles that need either injections or surgery??? Can you take neurotin? Many receive much so pain relief from taking your medical diagnosis to a medical marijuana clinic, where you can receive help from the clinics doctor... where they can help you find a caregiver for you to supply you with relief. If it were me, I would be willing to try anything that would give me more control over my own pain management the way this has to offer. Does heat or cold help you?
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    You need to ring your RA secretary and demand an emergency appointment. You can't go on with pain that extent.my gp was same, he wouldn't help as was under RA consultant
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    I can understand the pain you are going through as i suffer from RA.iI sometimes have the pain in my shoulders it is so frustrating i put supports on tight antwhere i have the pain unfortunately they dont stay on the shoulder all i ger relief from is solpadol 500mg. I am also on methotraxate 20mg
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