Dealing with chronic pain
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I've been in pain for 2 years now.

cazcoupscazcoups Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2017 in Dealing with chronic pain
I've been in pain for 2 years now. Muscles & joints. I've tried various medications without much success but plenty of unpleasant side effects.

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning @cazcoups welcome to the community,

    Do you know why the pain is happening? Have you had a diagnosis?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • cazcoupscazcoups Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I've had a few! PMR, Fibromyalgia Osteoarthritis. Waiting for steroid injections into both shoulders due to bursitis & tendonitis.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh that sounds really difficult! Do you see a pain specialist? 
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • cazcoupscazcoups Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I've got an appointment on 11th December so hopefully will be able to help.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello cazcoups and welcome

    So sorry you are having such pain
    It can be very hard to diagnose no specific joint and muscle pain, until recently fibro was not recognised and in some cases still isn't

    Steroid injections into your shoulders should help temporarily but is no long term fix ( I Know )

    I can only say that you need to work with your GP to get your meds right most of all be honest with them, try keeping a diary of how, when, where, you have problems and any other side effects that you notice.

    My own case took some 10 years to reach a tolerable level

    I wish you well and please do come back with any Q's or help we can give

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck at your appointment :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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