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Hi I have osteoarthritis since 30 now 51 have lumber &cervical disc herniations,facet joint degeneration, spurs, nerve problems,waiting for 2 hip replacements they dont do here till 60 but on list anyway, waiting for both hands carpal tunnel surgery on list. cant have herniated discs removed as 4 need replacing in lumbar and with facet damage they cant replace, say 80% paraplegia if they operate, have spondylosis- all problems listed under this heading, spinal stenosis,ddd,scelerosis, bursitis, tendonitis. carpal tunnel both hands all at moderate to severe. I take norspan patch 15ml/hr and duloxitine,since 50, before that nothing as tramadol etc would leave me like a looney! was taking lyrica and after a year suffered mdd so change to duloxitine which dosent work as good but i am clear headed and not as depressed. after starting meds i got diagnosed with diabetes 2 as well. my latest problem is after taking metformin i got so constipated with other meds causing this too that while trying to go loo after 6 hrs lay on bed sideways i got terrific instant pain and a feeling of a concrete block moving pushing out my lower back then horrific tail bone pain now for over a month, doc says nothing can be done for tailbone it will heal on its own "like when" anyone have this happen to them is ?
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Worth giving it a try. You just have to put up with some side effects,
Any salfa drugs does that to me. Even when I had the worse kidney stone of my life, I refused a sulfa drug. My rheumatologist told me to take a softener regularly while on the salfa. I cried from the worse pain I EVER felt daily! Finally I had enough and had to go off. But... I would also suggest the same thing... Expecially with the back issues *Which I also have* it is NOT good to strain to much while going #2! If the softener doesn't work I would talk to the doc about something that does not affect you that way. I sure can relate. I really can.
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