Well I have been given some new meds by my gp but no pain relief as of yet!! So far have tried just ibuprofen and paracetamol (did not work as took them for pretty much all my teenage years for backpain!), naproxen (made me feel very sick), diclofenac (had no effect on my pain), amitriptyline (helped me sleep but did nothiny for pain and made me soooo dfowsy in the mornings) and then dosupelin (initionally helped with sleep but is hit and miss now, also did nothing for pain). Now gp has prescribed methocarbamol (muscle relaxant) and co-drydamol (pain killer) after I had a panic attack which gp believes was triggered by immense pain I was suffering. I also am to continue the dosupelin.
I have been taking the new meds 2 days now and don't feel any different. I am still having a lot of muscle pain, with tender achy muscles. Also lots of twitching and jerking still. The pains in my hands, feet and ankles are just so bad! Walking hurts, typing this hurts, even holding cutlery hurts to hold so feeding myself is now also painful!
I just seem to be getting worse as time goes on and I feel so let down by the medical profession. I used to doubt myself and think it must be all in my head but I can't see why anyone would want to imagine such pain!!! My partner is supportive but works long hours so I have the house to look after as well as my 4 year old son and now university. I just feel like giving up. When will the medics start taking me seriously and actually help me??
Sorry for my rant, I am feeling sorry for myself. I shouldn't complain as I know others will be going through worse just I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle xxx