In April I slipped down the stairs, I used my left hand to grab the stair rail to save myself pulling the shoulder joint. Over the last month and a half the pain in my should has radiated down my left arm and sometimes up my neck, the pain is unbearable at times and makes me feel sick. I take Etodolac (anti-inflammatory) 300mg twice a day to help the pain in my joints, I have discoid lupus, but my GP thinks I may have SLE as I have many of the symptoms. I had an X-ray on Monday for my shoulder as this pain had been going on for sometime! Yesterday (Saturday), I decided not to take the anti-inflammatory as they did not seem to help the joint pain per se, but OMG, the pain in my shoulder and down my arm felt as if it had magnified 10 fold. I am at a lost what else to do, should I waist my day and go and sit in A&E to be told its muscular, or should I treat this more seriously and go to A&E? Advice needed please. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Julie
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