Im new to the board so give you a little history.
Im Donna 30, mum of 2 aged 6 and 2.5yrs.
Im after some advice regarding what to do next.
I have had a history of back pain on and off for years, i had a fall when 26wks pregnant with my firstborn on the stairs (good old furniture polish and wodden stairs!)
though at the time i was not aware of major damage.
On and off over the following years i had experienced pain in the lower back and prescribed Voltrol almost for 2 yrs solid (got addicted so had to wean off)
The doctor assumed the pain i was getting in the lower back was due to the epidural i had following the birth of my son.
As us women do i just got on with life getting pain and using deep heat and paracetamol.
In Septemeber 2009 my back went into spasm i could not walk, or stand straight and went to the out of hours surgery to be told i have siacitca and to take paracetamol and ibupfen to relive the pain.
I went home feeling deflated, so decided to see my GP and explained the pain.
I had NO examination at all and was sent away with a prescription for co-dyramol and dicoflenac to take in hope of easing the discomfort.
I waited a few days and was still in pain so returned to the surgery crying, begging them to do something.
The locum doctor reffered me for phyiso and finally i felt like i was getting somewhere.
The phyiso have discovered that i have shunted my pelvis on one side forwards (right) and on the oppersite side upwards the scacro joint is tilted backwards the pubic bones were not aligned.
They advised i was a complex case and a chronic pain suffer so having to refer to text books about the manual handling.
This all as a result of the fall i had when pregnant.(could aslo be the reason my second son was transverse limbs to my back so c-sectioned)
I have been getting phyiso but feel that there is little progress, i can barely walk and get dressed, spend biggest part of the day crying.
The phyiso treatment is like me taking a paracetamol it helps slightly but theres a constant ache in my back and right hip i also walk like an OAP.
Im feeling so down a depressed, i would rather be missing a limb as then you can phyiscally see something is wrong with me.
I returned to the GP today after a long tearful session on the phone to my mum, as im getting to the point where im thinking is it in my head?
Why are they not helpng me? and he has reffered me at last for an xray of the pelvis and scrolittic joints(sp) though can take a week to get results.
He has also given a prescription for Amitriptyline tablets to take each evening.
I was advised by a friend that i may be able to claim DLA for the chronic pain, though im not sure thats correct its like SPD i guess though on and off for 6yrs
I have no fight left, tired of no sleep, having to lasso my knickers on each morning and scared of falling downstairs.
What do i do now?
Tired of being given tablets to try and told they can increase them if needed.
Its NO fun.
I have copeid this from another board i use.
Updated- Xray on pelvis/spine and scaro joints all normal.
Feel delaflated as pains bad docs now referred me back to hospital to decide on MRI he said as pains isolated to one area he could not make that call.
So here i am today still waiting answers and going no where fast.
Dla claim form completed ready to go- just wish this pain would go too.