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    No I haven't. I have tried virtually every known painkiller though

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    Believe me as someone who knows, Pain specialists can come up with all sorts of ideas most doctors can’t
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I've got some of the same conditions as you with others thrown in. I was diagnosed with arthritis at 12, since then the shopping list of medical conditions has just increased - including degenerative discs in the top and base of my spine, CFS, Fibro and lots of others lol.
    Have you ever tried a tens machine on your back? I love mine.
    Can I ask why you are only taking lansoprazole when you need it? I was told to take it every day due to the cocktail of meds I take? I would have thought with your hernia issues you'd have been told the same...
    What about mindfulness for pain?
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    I’m possibly talking out of my arse here but have you considered doing exercises to strengthen your core? I have a tilted pelvis and after my first child was born I started to experience similar lower back pain when washing up, ironing etc. I won’t bore you with details of my problems but I was told that strengthened the deep core muscles would help reduce the pain. Worth a go surely.
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    Thanks all. Can non red users see my part two? I'm only seeing parts 1, 3 and 4 of my long post.

    After my hernia op, I was told to take the lansoprazole for a month then gradually stop, but if I ever get any heartburn etc, to have some handy.

    I rarely have to take them now and I don't suffer from any acid reflux

    Never tried a tens machine. Never heard of mindfulness, will google.

    The physio has given me exercises for my back, But said I'm bending from something like 3 vertebra up from where I should be bending from as my back is so stiff.

    Problem with my pain is I have a very high pain threshold, on a good day when I consider it mild pain, the average person in the street would be panicking and screaming as they are in so much pain. I get so much pain from so many different areas. its exhausting.

    My back pain is sometimes literally crippling. Likewise the pain that suddenly comes in my knees (can come just for a few seconds) well I suppose the best way I'd describe it is like an electric shock, although its nothing like that, more that the effect of an electric shock where you go from nothing to muscles spasms,, that's what the pain does to my legs, one second nothing, the next my legs physically jolting due to the pain.

    The neck pain I often wake up with (now have an orthopedic pillow, but still wake up with them, although not as often), it's like the whole back of my head hurts, a bit like a very very very bad hangover. Added to the fact I always feel sick and this makes my nausea worse, and I permanently have a headache of some sort anyway, it really makes me unable to function. This on top of everything else just makes me want to scream etc

    Anyway I wont bore you listing all my other pains, I'm sure many of you suffer from similar or worse.

    I've spoken to both my GP and my physio about them and both say looking at my history, scans, xrays etc, they know they are actual pains rather than anything psychological.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I've sorted that with your part 2. It came up as a moderated post due to the amount you were posting in a short space of time

    Ask for a referral to pain clinic if you don't feel that your current pain is being controlled..
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    Many thanks. I think I will do that

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    Let us know how you get on...
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    I typed a letter for my GP, which was a condensed version of my posts in this thread.

    I started by saying

    "Dear Dr xxxx, In January, I finally managed to have enough courage to post onto a depression forum about how my depression really effects me, reading it back through was kind of a big relief as I had at last confronted it.

    Some of the advice was:

    It may be helpful to be referred to a pain specialist

    With regards to my depression, there were various suggestions for me having various psychiatric things, but giving my GP a printout of what I wrote was the one I was told I needed to do
    I dropped it in to reception at about 1pm, and asked if it could be added to my notes.

    By 3pm, the surgery had phoned me up and said my doctor wants to see me next week and I have an appointment on Thursday 1st March

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    That’s fantastic! Well done.
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