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In Pain and fed up!!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 13, 2007
  • 08:34 PM

I am so sick of the hip pain its driving me nuts......today is a bad day my shoulders are piercing and my hips including groin area are giving me jip..... took my medication and no joy....... I just wish I could get to the bottom of whats going on?????? hips numb ice cold along with bottom of spine and thighs...... don't know if this is causing the severity of the pain today????

My doctor said I had burstsis of the hip (9 months ago)and I was diagnosed with degenerative discs but other areas are like toothache....both hips (left more severe however),shoulder(above crease near arm pit,tender to touch if pressed) and the base of my thumbs....... I had MRI on spine which diagnosed ddd, had xray on hips said it showed spacing???? (this could be due to congenital hip I had when born???? OR COULD BE the start of Osteoarthritis) I had various blood tests RA etc but all came back negative apart from "inflammation showed in anemia test"

Doctor give me amitrypline to help me sleep due to burning and pins and needles in feet I have sometimes.........I take declofenac and tramadol three times a day, today they haven't even took the "edge off" two weeks ago however doc gave me acelofenac and my hips were relieved but my spine was severe (more of a severe nerve pain)I couldn't move off the sofa and as the hip pain is a bit more bearable, I had to go back to the declofenac and so my hips and shoulders have now increased more?????. My base of my thumb is the only joint that shows it is inflammed as it goes red and burns when I have used my hands alot???? stays like this for hours.

As I am 34 with three kids I am at my witts end I cant walk far without pain in my hip and as I have been off work I just want to get to the bottom of it so I know where my future is, I work in an office and I love my job in the building society but I am still under investigation.......waiting for pain clinic appointment and in the meantime work want to know the severity of it all, they have been supportive but after too much time off I feel they are going to get fed up!! I have to up 4 flights of stairs and that is a nightmare..... I am fed up!!!!!



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  • Instead of taking a bunch of drugs to cover up the pain, why not go to a doctor that can evaluate the motion of your leg, pelvis and sacrum and possibly determine the cause of you hip dysfunction. Just a thought. Its funny that all you are trying to do is treat the pain. The pain is telling you there is something wrong. Think of it as a baby, if the baby is crying you dont just turn up the TV. Good Luck
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