Hello, any advice desperately needed (long post)

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Hello, any advice desperately needed (long post)

Postby Bobbs » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:18 pm


I think I’m looking for an explanation as to how I’m feeling.

8 years ago I prolapsed a disc at L4/L5 which needed surgery. Following this I made a decent recovery and went back to work. On my first day back one of my colleagues had a cardiac arrest beside me. Being a nurse I immediately went into resuscitation mode and in the process as I lifted him onto the floor I reprolapsed L4/L5 and also L5/S1. This led to more surgery and unfortunately because of various complications I was left with severe nerve pain. Apart from this I was extremely healthy. I ended up being medically retired from work.

In the time since then things have deteriorated significantly health wise. I’m now on MST, Sevredol for breakthrough pain, Gabapentin, I can’t tolerate Pregabalin, antidepressants, antihypertensives yadda yadda.
Over the past 18 months things have deteriorated till it’s now unbearable. Symptoms include:
Hot and cold sweats on minimal exertion. Today I was sewing fir 20 minutes and had to stop as I was staining my fabric with sweat
Intractable pain in my lower back to the extent I’m in tears
Joint pain, my GP said I’ve arthritis.
Tendonitis out of the blue
IBS, I aphasia that for years but it’s so much worse over the past 7 months
Regular sinusitis, I keep getting antibiotics got this
Ghastly sleep pattern. I’ve gone from an 8 hour a day gal to maybe 2 hours
Sheer and utter exhaustion. I’m talking bone weary all I can do is go lie down
I developed severe depression 4 years ago and at one point didn’t see a way out. I’ve had counseling but I’m still very depressed but not suicidal
Brain fog, omg, some days I can’t find any of the correct words, hubby and I both thought it wS down to gabapentin.

I ve raised the subject of fibromyalgia with my GP who is lovely and normally on the ball. First time she dismissed it, the other week she said even if it was you are on the right treatment.

I’m not looking fir more medications, I just want some explanation as to why I feel so dreadfully unwell and feel a total burden to my lovely husband who has his own health problems. Over the past 8 weeks I feel worse than I ever have and my energy and strength is nil. I can’t even make meals which I always always did. Hubby can’t cook due to his own problems.

Can anyone relate to all this or am I clutching at straws. I really like my GP and don’t want to change but dear God, I need some explanation.

Sorry for the horrible long post
Lots of other niggling things
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Re: Hello, any advice desperately needed (long post)

Postby johnnyXS » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:59 pm

Very sorry to hear about your situation Bobbs you have my sincere sympathy.
Lisa has provided an excellent response .

My partner suffers badly with Fibro and has been for several years now. i find it so very hard to bear as I watch her contort with pain and suffer in silence .
She has recently been taken off all HRT Meds which has naturally led to continuous hot flushes and sweating as if She isn't suffering enough .
Add to that nightly sinus issues for which she has to take Puritan and like you She rarely gets more than 2-3 hours sleep a night.(If I don't get 7 hours I'm suicidal and extremely irritable lol.)

I have done extensive research but still haven't really found a satisfactory explanation of the cause/s of her conditions

We tried CBD oil which was about as effective as a chocolate teapot because we couldn't afford hundreds of £ pounds for high strength .We are hoping that eventually the law on prescription Cannabis will be further relaxed to allow more sufferers access effective pain relief

My advice would be to get a full blood panel to check for Hypothyroidism, T2 Diabetes and any deficiencies in minerals and Vitamins especially Vit D3, B12 and Magnesium.
I suffered with chronic aching in my ankles and wrists for months until I supplemented. For nearly 4 months I sat in the armchair all night long with barely 2 hours sleep and constant aching and restless legs .

Within 3x weeks of supplementing D3 , K2, & Magnesium the joint aching completely disappeared and I haven't suffered with it since ! I have since recommended it to two others in my Family and their chronic joint pain has also significantly reduced . I take 800mg Magnesium 3000IU VitD3 and 90ug VitK2 daily.

Recent scientific research has found correlations between high blood glucose levels and inflammation. You can get checked for Diabetes at most large Chemists for free . You don't have to be a Diabetic to have moderate insulinemia which can exhibit the following symptoms Weight gain.Fatigue, Feeling anxious or panicky, sweating, itching ,inflamation (particulary head and neck) Brain fog ,mood swings, frequent hunger and sugar cravings, etc . I have Type2 myself as well as hypothyroidism , prolactinemia , L5/S1 prolapse and various other conditions.
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