Hi, sorry for the long post. I found myself here in desperation. My problem has been going on for about 2 years now and began with gastric symptoms including severe pan in my stomach. I had a number of investigations which only diagnosed gastritis and didn't account for the pain. The gastro team at the hospital discharged me back to my GP with a view to pain management. I also suffer from depression and anxiety and this problem obviously affected them. My GP though it may be a musculo-skeletal problem with referred pain and sent me to a physio. At the 1st appointment it was a surprise to me to find out that my back was practically immobile, some physio sessions followed which succeeded in getting me to notice my pain sooner. If I walk for more than about 10 minutes or wash dishes I get a pain across my hips which takes my breath away. After christmas I began a physio led exercise class, I've had 3 of 6 sessions. At the last session both of the instructors saw me limping at the end and asked about where the pain travels to with a view to referring me back to the physio if it is the same next week.
If I walk for any distance or am on my feet for an extended period of time the pain in my hips starts and if I don't sit and take painkillers it travels down both of my legs on the sides and also in my stomach area. I have had a few deep tissue massages and the masseuse said my muscles are very tight and that one of them triggers all my stomach symptoms.
Since Friday (my latest exercise session) I have been in constant pain, limping with shooting pains in my left leg and a burning pain in my hips. I've been on constant painkillers, alternating paracetamol with Tramadol. I am after any advice anybody can offer. I am overweight and know I need to exercise but I can barely walk at the moment.
I appreciate 2 years is barely any time compared to some of you but I am really desperate for some relief.
Thank you for taking the time, if you have read this far. Anne