I have been suffering from a really bad stinging/electic shock sensation around the top of my abdomen on the left side (it feels like i have been stung by a jelly-fish). the docotr thought it was shingles at first but no rash. but the pain was getting worse and the next thing was pain in my mid spine. an x-ray revealed just some deterioration of the spine but nothing obvious. the doctor says I have an impngement from my Thoracic 7th vertabrae. the Pain is just horrific. last night it was so bad i wanted to throw myself out of the window. I had taken my gabapentin also 15 mg of oxycontin and 5 mg diazepam and still the pain was excrutiating. i was screaming and crying then had a nose bleed. I took another oxycontin. after three hours of this I was exhausted i could no longer stand up. My husband applied some ketoprofen gel to my spine and made me a hot water bottle and after spraying some sleep mist about (its lavender and stuff from avon) he tucked me up with supporting pillows and sat until i fell asleep., which i eventually did. I am terrified tonight is going to be the same. but if i went up to A&E they would'nt do anything and it would take them about 2 hours to provide further pain relief. Trying to get a gp appointment is difficult as you have to phone at 8.30 but if youve been awake in the early hours its hard to wake up at this time!!! Anyway i've not been too bad today,but ive kept on top with the painkillers, but i an dreading going to bed!!!