Hi all, went to the Gp today to sort out what I think is gout. He agrees it looks like it. He has put me on 50g diclofenac 3X a day and have to go for blood test on Tuesday. Praying it helps over the weekend! Have asked for a referral to a pain clinic as the specialist said an op is too risky and it is now up to me to manage my condition the best I can. I have spondylothesis and severe arthritis in the spine. I am taking 30/500mg co codamol 4x a day. I am in pain every single day and am up at 5am as the nerve pain in my leg is so unbearable I have to get up. What I am wondering is what exactly will the pain clinic offer me? Do you think it is worth my while going? I am getting pretty desperate as the continuous pain is starting to really get me down.
My daughter wants me to move to London to be near her so she can help me but my husband is not happy about it, we have lived in London and he hated it but I am now in a position where I could do with some personal assistance. Trying to deal with all the pain, lack of mobility and still thinking if I am doing the right thing by moving, is doing my head in. Sorry to ramble on and veer of the subject, any input will be more than welcome, Ann xx