so low im struggling at the moment!

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So finally got to see my gp, staying on the meds for longer.

i am taking citalopram 20mg daily. i am also on cocodamol for a chronic back pain which has been diagnosed as l4/l5 atrophy and disc dehydration possible cause is unkown but is wear and tear normal for my age! ha yea 31 and i have that! gp disagrees.

i also have a tilted pelvis with a shortened left leg, not much they can do for this either.

all of which is impacting my already low mood, so fed up now i just want to be normal! i have to go back if my pain gets worse! that is a joke i was in agony monday as my back spasmed again while at work!

I am unable to do much housework for the pain, unable to bend over or carry anything heavy.

Any one got any advise to help?

I see my osteopath again on monday so i am hoping that she has an idea or two. meanwhile i am using hot water bottles, painkillers and resting.

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    Hi dawn , I suffer with depression and I found mine has got terribly worse since I got a slipped disc and been off work for 4 months . This has really had my life , depression gone out the window it's been really bad .

    I have go hospital Monday have the injection (nerve block ) I belive it is and belive it better work coz I don't know what I do .

    I do feel for ya coz I know how hard it is to be restricted and having depression . It's really hard .

    I am trying to stay postive and praying this works , I hope you feel better soon and if pain gets worse go back to doctor .

    It's been a very long process for me , takes ages get things done . But try stay postive and get help with pain

    Am here if you need any more advice

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      Hi Donna

      i know it is so hard to stay positive.

      I will keep going back until they find out the cause. i am not keen on taking the painkillers at all but it is all i can do to get through the day, evenings are the worst when i am at home and not busy.

      I am not suitable for the nerve blocks as they dont think they will benefit me.

      It does take a while for anything, i had to wait nearly 6 weeks for my mri results. i see my osteopath on monday hopefully she can help a bit.

      take care and i hope you are feeling better soon.

      Same here if you need a chat smile

      thank you for your support also


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    Dawn have you tryed a Tens Machine for your Pain

    Ask your GP He may be able to help with a Physio who can instuct how to use on

    I normally get mine from Body Clock one the interenet. If you are classed as Disabled you do not need to pay the VAT


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