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So back in July I woke one more to what felt like a pulled muscle in my upper arm. I put it down to maybe sleeping funny and assumed it would get better in time. Anyway it didn’t, the pain gradually got worse I couldn’t lift my arm above my head, so things like washing and brushing my hair became difficult. It did ease off after a week or two but it still hurt to raise my arm. The pain then started to affect my shoulder and after a few uncomfortable nights sleep with my daughter ( led on my bad arm asleep ) she was unwell. The pain felt like it was now affecting the neck and back of my ear.
I went to the doctors finally who prescribed me naproxen. However after taking two single tablets they completely ruined my stomach lining so I had to stop. I have had a steroid injection around 4 weeks ago which did ease the pain in my shoulder and neck slightly. However where the pain originated ( upper arm ) has seemed to have stayed and is starting to get worse again. I have paid to see a physio twice who has done some light massage and ultrasound therapy on my arm but I just simply can’t afford to keep paying too see her.
Has anyone ever had this before? I can’t take any anti-inflammatory medication for this due to another medication I am now taking and really don’t want this to get worse. What should I do? I have an appointment on 30th to see the doctor who has been dealing with this. But it’s such a lengthy process and the longer this goes on the worse it gets.
Any advice appreciated.
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