I'm currently in week 20 of the worst pain of my life - I wonder if anyone els has experienced this and has any advice?
The left side of my body (from the top of my neck behind my left ear) right down to my toes has become much worse than my right (I now feel I am getting more pain in the right side due to compensating for my left). The best way I can describe the pain is a burning sensation constantly, the minute I lift my left arm or use my left leg it suddenly feels as though I have held the heaviest weight or done the most active form of exercise possible and I cannot then hold an object. It then makes pins and needles and weakness. The pain in my shoulder blade is so intense I'm spending most days with tears in my eyes, and its the same with my hip and feel it much worse in each joint along my left side. I can barely sit comfortably, showering is a nightmare as the minute I overheat I more or less collapse and nothing at all seems to ease the pain!
Weirdly enough I can only sleep on my left side and feel like I'm keeping it in place by lying like this? but my doctor has told me to continue the codeine (which I'm sure you appreciate is impossible to work and drive on this and I've been in some dangerous situations recently by continuing to do so) and I'm using the attitude of 'lefts get on with it its not going anywhere' but I physically and emotionally cannot take this pain any longer. I've been sullen and withdrawn but the thought of not coming to work fills me with absolute dread as if I was to be off one day - I'll be off forever it has not got better in 20 weeks!!
Has anyone els had these type of pains before and if so - do you have any recommendations!?
Any advice would be sooo appreciated, I don't know who else to turn to!