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i,ve been waiting for 7 years for a new hip its bone on bone now the pain is so bad i car,nt stand for long car,nt walk very far no pain killers touch the pain at all does anyone know something to try to take the pain away the doctor has give me the strongest pain kill he can but it dont do anything for the pain so he says he car,nt help me

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Hi, when pain is so bad have you tried meditation, even acupuncture.

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as the post says the doc has give me the strongest pain killers he can but dont work

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Emersons Green treatment centre Bristol waiting times are 2 weeks from referral then 4 weeks to surgery for hips, AND NOT affected by the recent NHS announcement.

emersonsgreentreatmentcentr...

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thanks for that but my bmi is to high for them

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Have you tried TEN's ? I found some considerable help from a unit during the last year I was waiting for my op.

omronhealthcare.com/2014/03...

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no never herd of it

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Here is some NHS info.:-

nhs.uk/conditions/transcuta...

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I'm so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain I had the same thing bone on bone and it was the most excruciating pain ever My doctor referred me to a hip specialist and he immediately put me on his list for a replacement that I had done in March this year I can't believe that they are leaving you like this My heart goes out to you I hope you can get help very soon

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my doctor wont send me till i loose 4 stone witch is,nt easy when i car,nt move much

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Have you tried the weight loss forum and also NHS 12 week plan it's brilliant for support I didn't think I could lose weight due to not being able to do any exercise at all but l lost nearly 2 stone by eating healthy food and cutting down Sorry I know it's not easy but it will be so worth it to get rid of your dreadful pain

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i,m on there aswell and i,m now under a dietition so hopping something will happen soon

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I'm so pleased as when I read you have had that pain for so long it made me shudder I had it for 10months and it was hell

Im wishing you all the very very best I thought there is no way I could lose weight without exercise but I was so happy that I could and did

Good luck

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Whoever gets food shopping, cut out All sugary items. If not in home, can’t eat it.

However, have plenty nuts, apples, eat these instead. Gp. Will not refer you, until you loose weight. So it’s up to you. Meanwhile, as suggested by PMR Pete, get a tens pen. Cost around £20. I have one, it stops the pain especially at night, so you can get a good nights sleep. Meanwhile, get referral to see Physio to learn exercise you can do at home.

Good luck. Slivia

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car,nt find one of those tens pen

i,m already under the physio at the hospital he gave me some exercises to do at home witch i,m been doing even tho its making the pain worse

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Hi. Go to your local MP & get a letter from them regarding the time you have waited. Send it to the necessary department. Samuel.

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its the gp thats stalling it all the time

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