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I have athritis in spine

I have arthritis in spine I applied for pip had my consultation and lost I had no points . I have appealed against it my appeal is up in a few weeks . I cant sleep at night for pain im on lots of medication . like pregablin cocodamol amitriptyline . I can not turn in bed at night for pain in hips and I have to lie with pillows underneath my legs . my physio therapist says theres nothing more she can do that I will have to earn to manage the pain . my hip is aching now I have to go for a hip xray I can not goon with this pain

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I take Imipramine to help me sleep. I take 1x 10mg and that helps me go to sleep. I can wake up at 2 am. But go back to sleep. It is awful when you can't sleep. I have pain I. My back and left leg. 


There is a natural supplement if you want to try .I used to take it when i had arthritis on my fingers .Now after a few months i dont pain anymore and can do all the movements .It's called sesameal ,it comes from Thailand,i can send u more info if u are interested .It will ease yr pain for Sure .

My email is, and my skype,voyagercy .


Thank you I will look into Sesame.



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Also you might try the Pain Concern forum. Lots of knowledgeable people there with ideas for managing your pain.


Ok thanks


i too have spine arthritis and i know how you feel about night time, its agony in bed even trying to turn over!everywhere hurts, hips ,bottom spine , legs... not even the strongest painkillers helps.... your not alone.


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