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serious back pain

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  • Posted By: jennie
  • March 4, 2008
  • 05:20 PM

Im only 26 and i suffer terrrible back pain, some days it actually makes me throw up as it seems to spread through my back into my stomach, i've had mild back pain since i was 14, then had an injury when i was 16, which made it worse, although when i was pregnant at 23 it got alot worse. i was put on 2x30mg Dihydrocodiene three times a day whilst pregnant, but since having my son its got worse and worse, the last few months i've been in really bad pain, sometimes i can barely stand up without getting dizzy from the pain.
i had an x-ray just after my son was born, which was supposedly normal, and i stayed on the painkillers which im still on now, and am addicted to them, I've been back to my dr's the last 2 days in a row the first dr just fobbed me off with Diclofenac/Volterol, i was so upset when i got home that my partner phoned up pretty angry as the dr had just rushed me out, i got another appointment for today, I saw a different dr who has referred me to a spinal specialist, he also sent me for a blood test but baffled me with jargon as to what it was for:confused:, i had my son with me which did'nt help, but i went and had my blood test, results (of what, i dont know) will be in on thursday (2 days) but i dont know how long this spinal appointment will be, (probably about 3 months here) i think i need crutches now, which my dr says only the spinal specialist can provide, if deemed necisary (it feels like my spine is being compressed whenever i walk)
I have been walking distances recently by taking my son in his pushchair and leaning on that, but he wants out of it now
I also get severe migraines maybe twice a week, which leave me in bed, too ill to get up and function normally, i saw a neurologist,after an 8 month wait, who tapped my knees and looked in my eyes and sent me on my way, telling my dr to ''play around with my meds'' untill he finds something that works:mad:
All this is causing me to be depressed and i feel like a burdon on my partner and son, and dont know who else to talk to about it, can anyone help me??
or even just make me feel a bit better, as im totally lost and miserable, Thanks for reading my rant, Jennie

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