Woke up in real pain this morning - I've avoided painkillers because the main source of my pain is my twisted bowel - painkillers make the constipation worse and so consequently cancel out their effectiveness.
This morning on the way to work I was about to concede. Was planning a box of solpadine and a bottle of lactolose... glam - go on girl - treat yourself(!) When I went to the pain medication shelf I was there was a TENS machine on offer. It wasn't cheap £48 (they're on offer with 20% off at the moment - usually £60) - but I thought - "people use that in childbirth"... so... I bought it (got loads of Boots points). Anyway - I've had is on all morning and it's bloody amazing... this could be the best money I have ever spent! I can walk around with it on and it's really comforting!
I feel like I've literally come out of a fog - hadn't realised just how much pain I was in... I've been deteriorating for so long - I was utterly desperate on Monday. Just wanted to quit - my job mainly - but really my life. Thank heaven for a - my amazing partner - who is fairly new and really didn't sign up for this and for forums like this.
I urge you - if you have similar issues to me with painkillers to look into this TENS thing.