Dealing with chronic pain
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Leg problems being ignored by Docs

TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 10 Listener
Hi everyone so I've been having leg problems since April this year, and no one had taken me seriously because of that I developed a blood clot in the back of my knee which is being treated but now there's new pain in the same knee and my knee feels bloody awful it's like my bones are all sliding around no painkillers are helping and none of my doctor's seem to care 

I personally feel like it's cartilage damage but I can't get an MRI till mid January and the pain I'm in is unbelievable bad I'd rather someone rip my leg off than deal with this... I can't even get around my house I can't get up or downstairs and can't put any weight on my leg or even lift it but everyone thinks I'm fine 
I just wanna give up 

Anyone with experience with cartilage issues in the knee, what did it feel like to you? 

Thanks for reading All my rambling 


  • jinntyjinnty Member Posts: 27 Connected
    Im sorry that my experience with cartilage problems was when I was very young, now sadly, I’m old, so can’t remember how it was. But I wanted to reach out to you and say that I’m so sorry that you are not getting anywhere with your drs. Unfortunately, as myself and my family are having the same problem with the dr not being interested. I have heard good and bad things about getting to see a dr, my only advice is to write to the practice manager and put your complaint in that way, and hopefully it will help you. I sincerely hope that you get some relief and help soon. Stay safe and take care. 
  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    edited December 2020
    @jinnty Thank you lovely I'm not one that likes to complain but it may have to come to that 
    I've cried myself to sleep for the past week cause I've been in so much pain but no one seems to care 
    And because I can't get up or downstairs I may not be able to spend Christmas downstairs with my family 😞 it's devastating
  • jinntyjinnty Member Posts: 27 Connected
    if the pain is that bad, that you can’t physically put any weight on it, then please call 111, and explain to them that you are unable to weight bare, and about your previous blood clot, and that you’re extremely worried about the fact of the pain and the loss of weight baring. Hope this helps. Best of luck and hope you get some help. 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 891 Pioneering
    Hi @TylaGismo2.  I just wanted to say hello and say how sorry I am to hear off the pain your in, I think you definitely need to push for your doctor to take you more seriously and I hope they do. I suffer from severe osteoarthritis in both knees and my hands and feet, I’m currently waiting on 2 knee replacements and struggling with the pain daily. I take painkillers that only take the edge of my pain, I also put pain patches on both knees for 12 hrs a day, I hope you can get some help soon take care.
  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    @jinnty I have called 111 multiple times this week and the most they said was take more painkillers they just don't want anything to do with me anymore 😞
  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    @Lou67 bless you sweet I can't imagine how painful that must be, I've just weaned myself off of tramadol and I don't wanna touch opiate painkillers anymore the withdrawals are just too intense 
    But nothing is helping my pain now and I'm really concerned that something's happening with my joint because of how much it's grinding and sliding it's agonising 😞 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 891 Pioneering
    Oh I’m so sorry your going through this, I also feel the grinding in my knees and feel asif they are going to lock altogether, you could try mentioning the pain patches although I know everyone is different and it would be upto your doctor the ones I get are called Ralvo 700mg medicated plaster. I hope this information will be helpful but as I sd it’s upto your doctor.
  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    My Doc's are bloody useless they refuse to put me on any helpful painkiller I've mentioned patches and they don't care at all won't even try 😞
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 891 Pioneering
    Only other thing I can think off is to present at A&E and see how that goes, good luck let’s know how it goes. 
  • TylaGismo2TylaGismo2 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    I'm trying to leave a&e as a last resort cause I can't actually get up my stairs anymore my leg is that bad 
    But I'm gonna nag my Dr again tomorrow see what they say and I'll update on here! 🥰
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,097

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    Hi @TylaGismo2

    I'm so sorry to hear about the pain you're going through and that the health professionals in your life are letting you down. 

    Have you tried requesting a new GP? A fresh pair of eyes and ears might be just what you need. Just a reminder, even though I'm sure you're already doing this, I always find it helps to stay calm when explaining your symptoms and give careful consideration to how you're describing them, this can help those you're talking to gain a better understanding. I'm not saying you don't do this, it's just what I try to do.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I'm sorry to hear of your pain and lack of support from gp as others have said it may be worth a visit to a,&e not ideal I know but if you cant weight bear then you need to see someone or do you have a out of hours drop in centre 

    Please dont wish to have your leg ripped off as i am an amputee and know too well what this is like 

    Try going up and down stairs on your bottom using your hands for lifting weight 
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