Dealing with chronic pain
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In so much pain these past 7 weeks

ilovehubby1964ilovehubby1964 Member Posts: 9 Listener
My legs tingle when I walk and my feet are numb 

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  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 408 Pioneering
    Hi @ilovehubby1964. The pain you are getting is suggestive of trapped or irritated, inflamed nerves.
    I've been experiencing similar pain which has reached excruciating levels, despite taking painkillers. I asked my GP to refer me to the Spinal clinic at the  hospital where I had five previous spinal operations. I feel that the situation is urgent, yet a month later I'm still waiting for an appointment to the clinic. I am now mostly bedbound. I can't walk, stand up straight or sit up. I have very little quality of life. 
    I do believe that patients with spinal problems get a raw deal from the NHS. A  lot of hospitals don't have any spinal specialist doctors and referrals from GPs take far too long to be responded to.

    Do you feel you need a referral for your problems? It may be worth discussing it with your GP. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,200 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome 

    Sorry to hear about your legs have you consulted your doctor at all 

    Are you diabetic ? 

    Feel free to have a look around and join in 
  • NiyraNiyra Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi just saw your post, have you been to the drs and maybe  seen  a Consultant,  there is obviously something  to do with the nervous system but im no expert..
    Still you can  try and ask.
    Also try some stretching  exercises..
    Look at when it happens  and if anything  triggers  it , write it down so you can tell your dr.
    Hope  that  helps. 
  • ilovehubby1964ilovehubby1964 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you iv spoke to drs twice just to wait for it to go they said x
  • ilovehubby1964ilovehubby1964 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Tried drs just to wait for it to go they said could take up to 8 weeks x
  • NiyraNiyra Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Omg this is crazy, do you have a system  that when calling in the morning  you can get an appointment 😳
    Wow but 8 weeks..
    Shocked 😲


  • ilovehubby1964ilovehubby1964 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    You can ring at 8 but sometime you can't get appointment till the week after and they said they can't do anything for me x
  • NiyraNiyra Member Posts: 6 Listener
    They can tell them you want a second opinion..if the pain is getting  to much you need to see someone about this. 
    I have this  happen to me but i have MS..
  • ilovehubby1964ilovehubby1964 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I might do some time it gets to much x
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