Good morning. Just wondered if anyone can give any interim solutions.
Having quite bad lower back pain. The rheum is now looking at Psa instead of Ra. Nurses suggested this in Aug but he is only just doing more tests. Waiting for a MRI and had the hb whatever blood test. I had my 3rd depomedrone in November which was great and really settled things down. Unfortunately came back a vengeance Christmas week. He does not want me have another before the scan in case it masks the inflammation. I also have to stop nsaids a few days before. Not sure about my dmards or tramadol.
Just wondered if any of you good people have any tips for managing the pain and stiffness until I can have another depot injection. The greatest problem is when I have been sitting then getting up, dreading work this pm. Getting out of bed in a morning is difficult, I roll then walk with furniture. Evenings I cannot sit comfy in the arm chair for long. Been going to bed about 9. Would be sooner but feel a misery.
I feel comfy laid on the bed but in a morning need to get up and get moving.
Have tried heat pads and tens machine and I am trying to take the dogs a small walk to keep moving.
Sorry it is long winded but I am sure someone may have some goods tips .
Thank you and happy new year to you all.