Hi I have what my rheumatologist called degenerated discs due to the ra these are in my lower back. Two years ago pain was bad to the point I was given a wheelchair as too much walking increased the pain. I didn't want the wheelchair but without it a short walk left me crying in pain and in bed for days. I get loads of times when I can't sleep with the pain like now! Sometimes the pain can stop me sleeping at all for days even up to a week at its worst. The only way I finally sleep is through being completely worn down to the point it makes me shake throw up and just not really be with it. I am already taking tramadol morphine amytriptiline and gabapentin. I think some of the pain is also from the fibro. At the moment my pain is at It's worst no amount of pain relief is helping nor are the heat pads etc and as I type this I am taking deep breaths to calm me and tears are rolling down my face so any tips on how you cope would be great thanks for listening x x Julie x
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