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My back pain

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Chickygirl80
Chickygirl80 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi my name is Lisa I'm 38 living alone I'm suffering real bad with lower back pain sometimes I'm in so much pain i cry everyday can anyone help me please 

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  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Chickygirl80

    I'm sorry you are suffering so much pain. Ask your GP to refer you to a spinal unit.  Meanwhile, freeze spray, heat pads and a hot water bottle might help.
  • Chickygirl80
    Chickygirl80 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I've tried everything I'm housebound also doctor's give me solpadol I'm in absolute agony can't take much more  :'(  :'(
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you been to your gp? Please see the threads on chronic pain. I like microwave heat pads with wheat or rice. You can put them where the pain is. That’s on top of pain meds. It’s worth a go. If it’s a sudden thing I would ring NHS 24 for advice . Good luck 
  • Chickygirl80
    Chickygirl80 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I've been to them and that's all there giving me is salpadol 
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think they use trial and error to get you on the right meds. 
  • Chickygirl80
    Chickygirl80 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Ok thank u Debbiedo49 
  • Chickygirl80
    Chickygirl80 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I don't no but I'm in agony 
  • leannebottom80
    leannebottom80 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    I am in pain all the time and the doctors want do anything for me and it that bad I cannot play with my girls because I am in pain all the time 
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    Tell your g p that the meds aren’t working and you need a specialist. If they are anything like mine they put you off for as long as they can as I think it costs money. In the meantime they can offer other meds and they should be suggesting a physiotherapy referral. You may think right now you can’t do physio but it may take a long time to get an appointment anyway. Just keep making appointments to see the doctor and try other doctors for a second opinion. I couldn’t take the meds they gave me for sciatica at the time and they changed them for something I could take. Is it just you looking after your children? Maybe they can’t give you meds as you might get drowsy? Do you have someone to help you? I find with my g p I have to write down what I want to talk to them about and I tell them these are my issues and I would like them addressed. That usually works better for me. Good luck 
  • Waylay
    Waylay Community member, Scope Member Posts: 973 Pioneering
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    Solpadol?! Try a new GP!
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your pain, @Chickygirl80. I hope at the very least you find comfort in being a part of our community and talking with others who understand. 
  • jennybeth
    jennybeth Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Ask your dr my love if he will give you ZAPAIN its very good i have lots of pain in my back good luck xx
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