Hi I am 36 and for the last 5 years of my life I have been in pain and on a lot of tablets daily. I have chronic back pain, siatica, bulging discs and nerve damage. My first gp is bloody useless had me on oxycodone oxynorm etc I was like a zombie yes the pain was gone but so was I zoned out and not fit for anything. I am waiting to go to pain clinic there's 4 month waiting list. I have been on my current tablets for 2 and a half years and they don't seem to be working as I'm in agony I can't sleep as it's so sore I usually go to the livingroom and get a couple of hours sleep before the kids get up I sleep siting up as it's the only way I can sit without being in contast pain. My daily tablets are Co codamol, amitriptyline, baclofen, tramadol sr and palexia. The gp has also added a tablet called lamotrigine. Lately things have been changing my let foot and ankle keep swelling my body feels everyday like as if I'm taking the flu my muscles are all sore. Like I said at the start I'm 36 and have no life at all can't do things with the kids. It's a vicious circle of tablets pain and being fed up. The results of my mri scan where bulging discs. L3 L4 L5 and S1 is where my probs are. Has anyone else on here have any tips or advice on how to deal with my pain and help on how to deal with my gp who seems happy enough to keep adding on tablets. Sorry for the long story ☺
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