I have suffered from severe hip pain for about 3 yrs. I had x rays then but they came back negative, but had physio. I assumed I had pulled a muscle from gardening, had pain on and off and had to stop knitting as my hands were affected. The tips of my fingers feel numb. since may this year I have had the most excruciating pain in my hips neck and side of rib cage. Saw a locum and he said he thought it sounded like arthritis and checked my hips and legs and said the movement was good. he sent me for more x rays and gave me codeine phosphate .told me to come back if no difference. Results came back saying no abnormalities and receptionist said regular doctor wrote : no further action required; i then asked to see a doctor as I have been in agony all this while , getting no sleep as when I turn over in bed the pain shoots across my hips and when I get up I cannot stand up straight away because of the pain. when walking I often get sharp pains across my lower back and hips which stop me in my tracks. I had a telephone consultation from the doctor who is new and I explained the problems I was having and she asked if I was taking painkillers, I said yes but they were not easing it up. It was only then that she said arthritis doesn,t go away. i asked her if she was telling me I had arthritis and she said it was only mild. I feel angry that there was a note saying no further action required when I should have been given advice. she has given me zapain and it helps a bit, and I am able to get some sleep. can anyone advise me what to do next please as doctor doesn,t seem bothered, many thanks
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