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Hi, I am new ti this forum but am feeling very much alone right now. I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis 8 years ago at aged 42, but eventually started having further pain in my lumbar spine and then hips. I had further MRIs which showed I had OA in my lumbar spine and hips. The results also mentioned bursitis in my shoulders and hips, facet joint disease and synovitis. Yesterday I had an Isotope full body scan due to further pain which has meant I am now signed off from work and as u thought, I have arthritis in hands, feet, knees and elbows. On top of this I am also suffering short term memory loss, poor concern traction, extreme fatigue, sinusitis flare ups, migraines, constipation, dry skin on face, scabs on my scalp , low mood, palpitations - I feel so frustrated and can't bring my pain under control anymore. I am currently taking lyrica, hrt, a beta blocker and frusomide for water retention. I was previously prescribed tapentadol and also butrans patches but didn't want to be on drugs like these. I now take cocodamol for pain relief although these do not see to work. I'm sorry this post is so long but I feel very much alone right now as I feel all I do nowadays is complain about pain to my friends, children and husband and I don't want to pull them down too. Does anyone else suffer like this? Thank you for reading my post
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