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anne67c
anne67c Community member, Scope Member Posts: 9 Listener
I'm in constant pain 24/7 I went for MRI today think I may have ms not sure though 😪

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  • jeffmans
    jeffmans Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    thinking of you
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @anne67c, I hope the scan gives you some of the answers you're looking for.  It can be so worrying when you don't know what it is. Chronic pain can be the symptom of so many issues and anxiety can play on you. 

    Good luck and the community is always here for you :)
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  • jeffmans
    jeffmans Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I've been taking co-codamol, which contains codeine, which will bind you. But you can get lactulose over the counter to help with that. I use meditation on youtube to deal with anxiety, it can help.
  • Jules03
    Jules03 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 7 Listener
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    @anne67c I can understand your pain. If you are in contact with your GP maybe it will be a good idea to keep them up to date with how your pain is, by them seeing that you complaining about pain, they may be able to prescribe painkillers to help with pain management. It takes a lot of convincing, but it will be effective. Unfortunately, I had to do this for anything to be done.
  • jeffmans
    jeffmans Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Jules is right, you will have to keep at them, it  means callbacks but you need to let the GP see you are in real need..I have been through this recently with severe back pain caused by disks. I don't like GPs attitude to back pain.
  • anne67c
    anne67c Community member, Scope Member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi thanks I'm on strongest pain killer I can get I also have a sevodyne patch too I'm just at a whirlwind at mo with everything tbh I have fibro and loads of other things going on I appreciate everyones reply as I also have a great doctor I'm seeing also xxxx
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @anne67c It may be worth discussing with your doctor about being referred to the pain clinic? They have specialist advisors that may be able to help support you further :) 
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  • anne67c
    anne67c Community member, Scope Member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thanks Hannah I'm waiting on my referral coming back 😀
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