Newbie here so please bear with me I might whittle on a bit.
I have been in pain in low back for the last 3 or four years and just kind of getting on with it until last summer things started getting bad. I started having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings where I would kind of hobble from my hips, thighs and buttocks which would progressively get better throughout the day until one morning I got up with ease until I got to work parked my car and found I could barely walk the 10 minutes from car park to my building. Some days I'm a 5or6 out of 10 and manage, some days I'm a good 8/9 and want to wail but I have been being a martyr of putting up and shutting up.
I have been semi diagnosed with greater trochanter pain, when I say semi I mean it's been mentioned by physio and gp. I have been taking codeine and paracetamol for the last 3 months with some help although the pain relief from it only lasts around an hour and a half. I had a bit of an accident in my car on New year's bank holiday where I was turning right in my street to get on to my drive and a young impatient "lady" for want of a nicer word decided she couldn't wait the 10 seconds for me to move and undercut me on the left clipped my bumper and sent me into a spin, how I didn't wipe my garden wall out is beyond me but Heyhoo I was lucky enough to be unscathed. Next morning woke up with horrendous pain in my shoulders and neck really stiff burning and sore, seen my gp signed me off work 2 weeks, rang my manager said I'd be back 20th. The pain in my shoulders got slightly better over the last 2 weeks but my back and hip pain I think is having referred pain from my neck. Went back to gp to discuss other options of pain relief and he prescribed pregablin and signed me off for another 2 weeks with whiplash injury while I see what my tolerance is to them and advised me not to drive for the first few days. Is this normal?
What can I expect from this new tablet? I've taken 5 so far not felt any relief only woke up this morning after sleeping 10 hours solid (usually get about 6 hours disrupting sleep) but feel groggy as anything.
Thank you for listening.