Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

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Re: Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

Postby tonydin » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:08 am

hi iv had exact l5 problem at 24 im 61 now and still going strong still in pain plus all the other fm pains so :lol: :lol:
and keep ypur chin up its all you can do in afiad
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Re: Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

Postby Karou » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:30 pm

Hi tony,

thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear you're still in pain, after all this time! :shock: Does it get any easier as time passes? I can't even do weekly shopping right now because after 5 minutes I need to sit down. :pull-hair: Very frustrating this.

Have they not been able to help you at all? :( :hugs:
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Re: Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

Postby Karou » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:12 pm

Update: Had a phone appointment with a new doctor today. Walking is a pain in the bum, literally. She was very understanding and put me on additional painkillers (naproxen). She said it's stronger than ibuprofen but warned me not to take them together.

After she told me she'd refer me to a specialist I asked about her opinion on crutches or a walking stick and she said it's not a good idea right now. I could make things worse. So I'll wait for the letter from the spinal surgeon and see what they say. Pretty scary stuff, having to see a surgeon. :shock:
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Re: Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

Postby scartlass » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:16 pm

I have had hip/back pain for the past 2 years,walking, standing sitting it all causes pain, I have had a MRI scan, which showed bulging on some discs but not enough to cause the amount of pain I'm in, the Dr suggested I had polymyalgia, my GP was not convinced as he thought I was too young for that, he referred me to another Dr which I saw in august who manipulated my back as he said I was leaning too much to the right and I had some discs out, well that made it much worse and for the next 2 week I was in agony, I went back to see him today and he said it was the fibro that was causing the pain and there wasn't anything he could do for me, he said there was no point going to the pain clinic (I had dealings with them earlier on in the year, that's how I had the MRI scan) and said until they find a cure for fibro I will have to live with it, and then asked if I was happy with that!!! Oh yes thrilled :crazy:
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Re: Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

Postby SuzyVB » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:56 am

I do wonder if fibro is a cop out for some drs. I had a shoulder injury years ago from riding motorbikes too fast and every now & then it freezes as the old injury flares. In the past my old GP always used to do a steroid injection which was clear it up straight away. He's now left and this time it's flared I saw a new GP and he offered me physio which didn't work and when I went back yesterday he said he thinks I should try amitryptiline!! It's not a fibro pain it's an old injury but he won't listen.
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Re: Stabbing pain in my hips and lower back

Postby Karou » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:59 pm

Update: Just came back from the hospital. Thanks to the long waiting times, I pretty much feel like I wasted energy when I went there because my MRI is over a year old. So the surgeon said sorry but with your new symptoms and you getting worse we need to see what's going on and what damage has been done.

He also said because Fibro is so complex, they try to avoid surgery and maybe try injections. I'm not quite sure how a slipped vertebra and damaged disc can be cured with injections but who knows, it might help. He wrote down about me fighting against the ATOS decision, not sure why, but I mentioned it and said I was hoping once my back is fixed everything else might calm down too. At least a bit. I was so hoping for a quick fix. He said there isn't one, not for this sort of back pain.

More waiting. Maybe it won't take 3 or more months this time...at least that's what I hope. :-|
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