Hi everyone, I joined this site a while ago, but didn't post due to so many reasons...all of which I may well have gained a whole lot of support and information about if I had...pain, anger, frustration, tiredness, having to change career role etc...
Anyway, at the age of 49, I've recently been diagnosed with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome after a (relatively minor) injury 3 years ago which left me with recurring and increasing flare-ups ...this last one has now lasted 6 months of constant increased backpain and sciatica.
I'm on Endep, Lyrica, Panadol Extra and Norgesic. Now walk with a stick to help with stability. I have been having physiotherepy to increase core strength (does nothing for pain) and am considering an Epidural ...referred for by my Rheumotologist....however, this is expensive here in Australia privately...my only real option is eating for it to be done through public system Pain Cliniic...on list, waiting for appointment, but that could be 2 to 4 months.
I've had a look round and see a good, supportive community ...so hope to learn and give some support back.