Hi, I'm 27, from the UK and not sure where else to turn. I've been to the Dr about being in pain, however he's said if Naproxen doesn't help, I'll likely need an injection straight into my shoulder.. which I don't really want..
For about a month now, I've been living on otc ibuprofen to help with my shoulder, back, hip and knee pains. During this time my shoulder was immensely painful, but I could still move it about (albeit slowly), however I felt a month of being in pain was long enough and went to my Doc who.. seemed to look concerned, moved my arm about and suggested I had frozen shoulder and suggested I try 2x500mg Naproxen per day for two weeks to see if it helped and also reckoned it should help with the other pain.
So far, almost a week in and my shoulder is stiff, I now find I cannot lift it at all, I have to slide my arm up walls or hook my hand on top of the wardrobe to get to my underarms (for washing and deodorising purposes..), driving is a real challenge, as is getting dressed and this morning I completely forgot to take my tablet, and I'm finding I've got pins and needles in my lower legs when I stand up and no matter how I sit (straight, leaning back a bit or leaning forward) I can't get comfortable - my right hip just hurts, like a painful ache..
I get the same sort of pain when sitting on the sofa in the evening, so I feel restless.. I woke up in the early hours trying to get comfy as no matter how I laid my lower back, hips and legs just felt uncomfortable..
Walking does kind of help, but then after standing up for even 10 minutes my back starts to hurt so I need to sit back down and so the hip pain starts up straight away.. I had a gallbladder removal last year so I'm not put off by pain, but this is ongoing..
Sorry for the long post