Feeling hopeful !!!

Ok, so after 6 months of an escalation of flares to one a week!!! Which gives me 1-2 days non flare, I asked for help. My amitryptaline and maxitram have both been increased which has helped the fibro a little, sleep no better though. I also have low back pain which I've had for 45 yrs now following a lumbar whiplash and the meds don't even take the edge off. I saw a private physio who said I should go back to the GP for referral for MRI and consultation with a spinal surgeon as he thinks I have spinal stenosis. If this is so then I am THRILLED !!!! Because if it is then I might possibly get surgery and might one day have less back pain!!!!!! I'm so relieved that there may be an end in sight for at least some of the pain - if not then at least I'm getting a lift now anticipating it lol . Merry weekend everyone!!

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  • So pleased for you it looks as though you are at last moving forward.  The bottom of the back pain is the pits isn't it as it just makes everything we try to do so difficult.  Do let us know how you get on when you have hopefully had your consult and MRI, fingers crossed that you can get some answers.😀x

  • Hi there

    Good luck with all of your investigations.

    I hope you manage to get some resolvable answers.

    Wishing you all the very best.

    Lu x


  • Good luck, great to have it moving forward.. X 😊

  • Good for you...hope your sleep gets better and after 45 years of back pain there's not much I would not do to ease it.Good luck!! Peck 🌹

  • Hi Molly_1919

    I am genuinely delighted that you may have found an answer. I have pasted below the NHS Choices cache on Spinal Stenosis, so I sincerely hope that you find this useful:


    I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Oh that is so thoughtful, thank you so much. Hope you're keeping well !! 

  • Good luck, I really hope you have a answer waiting for you. 

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