My 86 year old mother is currently housebound after a flare-up of her arthritis. Unfortunately she is unable to take any tablet to ease the pain as she has a stomach ulcer and also suffers from permanent colic. We called out the doctor on Friday to see if there was anything he could do for the pain. Even though he new her history he prescribed cocodamol, and consequently she was up all night vomiting. Her last major flare-up resulted in a stay in hospital where she was given an injection. This worked well for my mam, giving her pain relief and no side effects. This was mentioned to the doctor this time but he didn’t act upon the suggestion. So we are at a loss as what to do next. My mam is a lot of pain which has severally reduced her quality of life and is really getting her down. I would be grateful if anyone could suggest our best course of action from this point.
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