Hi all. Not been on here for a long time. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis a few years ago it apart from a few flares I was able to carry on working full-time on checkouts in a supermarket being dosed up on cocodemol & naproxen.
In June this year I started with problems in my left arm. Was treated for golfers & tennis elbow, had 6 round of physo with no improvement . Then started with pins & needles. Back to the physo who tried massage. Had 5 goes at that then had a change of physo who would not touch me & wrote to my GP to have a MRI scan.
Woke up on friday morning with a dead arm & pins & needles that would not go away Managed to get to the doctors for results & it has found I have cervical spine disc disease & neuralgia.
I've been signed off work for 2 weeks told to rest & prescribed Gabapentin 100mg three times a day.
I'm not in as much pain now until I do anything like wash dishes, make the bed, wash my hair or anything that involves stretching.
Would love to hear from anyone in the same thing & how you manage.