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How do you deal with the pain

I have been in constant pain with my knee for the past week I've tried rubs sprays pain killers nothing is taking the pain away . I feel like cutting the leg off how does anyone deal with the pain as I am getting no were with doctors the just don't listen

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Hi sorry you are in so much pain. Have you tried heat. I was at pulminaory rehab because I also have COPD as well as psoriatic arthritis. The physio recommended using heat. And speaking to my GP about it she recommended a electric flease throw you can buy them from Amazon. Hope this helps. X

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thanks i will try that i went to bed with hot water bottle on my knee but didnt help

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im the same ive got it in both knees i actually feel like crying tonight with the pain x

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I feel for you - have osteoarthritis in knees and it's like someone stabbed your leg with a knife. I massage deep heat relief pain in knees before bed. Also am getting shot in knees and see if they help. Life is a bitch.

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Try using a heat compress not to hot just hand hot or get come heat pads from chemist or supermarket I use this I have to to car full with some creams and gels as I have copd

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Thanks I will try heat on it

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Hi Rattling1

Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I use frozen food in a tea towel and it often cools me down which is fine when i'm sitting but you cant exactly jog about with a pack of frozen peas attached to your body (I use the term jog in a facetious way I can barely walk never mind jog),

I find ways to distract myself from the pain as nothing I have ever taken has helped so I don't take anything anymore. I go to counselling and its been a life saver its really tough to deal with pain alone. I go to a support group for Fibromyalgia, and i'm a member of the Arthritis association of Ireland. I do art, meditation, patchwork, sing, meet up with friends anything that will distract from the pain as much as possible I have a massage when I can. I still feel the pain but its not uppermost in my thoughts. I don't know if any of this is any help to you but I hope you can get something positive from it. Take care, gentle hugs coming your way.

Headwrecked

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Thank you for your reply I'm sitting here with hot water bottle on my knee . It's good to talk to other people that is going through the same and it helps to know what other people do to help with pain I will try the frozen vegs in the freezer as well as the heat . Sending hugs to you take care.

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It maybe arthritis which was what I have. Ask to see a pain specialist.

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