Osteoarthritis Pain Relief.

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I have Osteoarthritis and have a Consultation on 21st September.   I was diagnosed in March and given Co coldomol which was of little use and gave me Constipation.   I have now been taking Paracetamol which again have little effect in releiving thePain.

Can anyone please suggest anything please. 

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    Hi Peter,

    I'm wondering who diagnosed your Osteoarthritis? was it your GP or have you been seen by a Rheumatologist? 

    I have Osteoarthritis and some Rheumatoid Arthritis, I also have Fibromyalgia and quite honestly the only thing that Co-codamol did for me, was as you mentioned - Constipation!  

    If you are seeing a Rheumatologist soon, they will, with your input,  work out some pain relief.  Different meds work differently on people, but this something that the Rheumy will discuss with you.  I wish you the very best and hope that your pain eases soon. 

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      Thanks for the reply.   I was diagnosed by my GP with a confirmation X Ray and the appointment is with the Orthopedic Department.   Thanks for thwe suggestions.
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    Hi Peter.

    im on slow release morphine capsules and paracetamol they help a little but I have tried every pain killer going and nothing takes away the pain that's why I had the op and hopefully the left leg will be done next year I don't have pain in my right knee since the op it's my left one that is painful and my back.

    i wish you good luck and hope you get sorted out.

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    Keep moving, keep warm.  You need to know that some analgesics actually interfere with cartilage renewal so should be avoided.  unfortunately one of them is aspirin which actually does help with pain relief.
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    You haven't said where your OA is. Mine is in my fingers and I have found a permanent solution to the pain problem a finger joint replacement. 

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      Thank you all for your good wishes and suggestions.   My problem is in my Right Hip which will probably have to be replaced.   Obviously sleeping is a problem as at sometime during the hight we turn over.   I will wait and see what happens on the 21st.

      Thanks again.

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    Hi Peter, I have had Septic Arthritis and now Osteo Arthritis since aged 11, many years now so i am an expert on pain killers and surgery. I have over the years tried everything going and can tell you the drugs that work best for me is Gaberpentin. When you see the Consultant he will prescribe you stronger drugs and may send you to a pain clinic. Eventually you may need surgery which usually gets rid of all pain and will give you a better quality of life. Do take a list of questions with you to ask. 

    Elizabeth.

     

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    Have you spoken to your GP about pain management service? They are extremely good and help to find the right medication for you, as it depends if it's bone/ muscle pain or nerve pain... these both require different medication . 

    Paracetamol is good as a piggy back pain relief in conjunction with pain and nerve pain relief

    They are lots of tablets but unfortunately it's all trial and error , what works for me my not fit well with you tbh. I take 100 mg of pre goblin 4 times a day , alongside long tech morphine, short tech and amytriptlyne with paracetamol . 

    Hope you find some answers at yr coming appointment . 

    Good luck! 

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    Hi peter,

    I can sympathise as I have now come off all meds awaiting surgery.

    I tried lots of combinations of drugs and found little helped. All I can warn of is the side effects they cause when you try to come off them... It was absolute hell !!

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