Pain and uncomfortable to sleep at night

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Okay so the tens machine was not a good idea, since using it for 2 days i have more pain than before and i cannot get comfortable to sleep through the night.

I take 2 cocodamol 1/2 hour before bed along with other meds but this is not making it so i can sleep. it is agony and worse as i move now.

I have an MRI scheduled for the 22nd Dec but really need to be able to sleep.

Any suggestions or help appreciated.

Really loosing the will with the pain now!

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    Were you instructed by a professional on how to use the TENS unit? It is important on how you place the patches. I'm really sorry that it's made you worse rather than better. I'm sorry that I don't have any suggestions for your increased pain this time other than ice or heat.

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      Yes i had 2 hours in hosital with them showing and using the machine.

      It was not something i wanted but was a suggestion so i tried it.

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    Morning Dawn; I am sorry if I have missed any previous letters/blogs from you, re what you are using the TENS machine for?  It can make pain worse if using for any condition that involves nerves, sometimes.    If the pain, is a nerve related pain, then it is over-stimulating the Nerve/s .  If for a condition wanting Muscle Stimulation, then it can be of help (say in a Tendonites)?

    ​Can you let me know what you are trying to treat, and then  I/we may come up with some other ideas for you?                                  Bron

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      Hi Bron,

      It is for lower lumber pain, the last 3 vertebrea are inflammed and my consultant has advised that my facet joints are causing the problem but because they are close to the nerves i am guessing that is why the tens machine was unsuccessful.

       

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    hugs...I know you have truly tried.

    If I coukd speed up your appointment, I would.

    Perhaps you could request standby incase someone cancels an appointment.

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      I rang them and unfortunately the only slot they have is the 22nd or i have to wait until the end of January and i really dont want to wait that long.

      Thanks but i have come this far another week and a bit wont hurt. I just have to try and manage the pain as it probably wont get any better.

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