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Over the last 20 years I have had multiple shoulder operations muscle reattachment, Type II SLAP Tear repair, Acromioplasty Cuff Repair, have also been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Yep I have a dicky shoulder. Since my last operation 9 mths ago the pain is off the reservation, I have been guinea pigged big time and Í'm over it. I have been given endless types of anti-inflammatorys like meloxicam, etc All make you feel constantly ill with 0 benifit. I have been on epilepsy drugs like Lyrica as this works as a pain blocker for 2 in 10 people.(should be banned for its nasty side effects) with 0 benifit. then we start with the real nasty stuff, P.Forte, Tramal, Morpheine Sulfate once again side effects like being smacked out of your head. Im self employed with fiance who has a brain disorder that needs care and two kids (voltures Nah their pretty good actually) I cant afford to be this way I have responsibilities. Then my Dr prescribed what I call a wonder drug Oxycontin 40mg. Bingo pain reduced by half straight away, woohoo back to work after 2 mths on this I went to pain management therapy at JHH newcastle Aus where to my complete disbelief my fiance and were told that and I quote " all pain excluding that of cancer can be cured by exercising, eating healthy like salads and drinking fresh water " I have played sport for over 30yrs and do eat healthy and guess what it dont help, maybe it does in fairyland but not in real. I have been taken off all meds end result, I had to shut down my business, I lost my house and because of this we had to split our lovely family apart to be accomodated.. My specialist believes its nerve damage and nothing can be done. There has to be an answer out there surely, I despise medications and the label of people that take them carries, but at least I could work and support my family the way I should. Instead now I'm in pain 24/7, dont sleep for up to four days at a time. Has anyone else had problems with their shoulder like this, has anyone tried accupunture, seriously has someone any idea on what to do because i'm at a complete loss on what to do.
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