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Severe back pain

Hi, am currently on 5mg Carbimazole as cannot tolerate any higher. For the past 5 days I have debilitating back pain with nausea. Was so bad went to A/E where I was given oramorph and sent home with 'muscle strain'. When I first started carb 20 mg I had thigh pain which subsided on lower dose and this back pain is the same sort of pain. I am in trouble managing this pain, can't leave the house as truly cannot walk. Any advice as to how convince doctors this is NOT muscle strain ???

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Hi.

I suffer a lot of pain in all my joints and back. I've learnt to tolerate it.

What I hate is the nausea!! Try going lactose free specially in the milk department. I have found it helps a lot. And ginger! Ginger biscuits seem to settle sicky tummies.

Try anything that help however weird it may be

Good luck

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Hi, just wondered if you have had any issue with your gall bladder, does the pain come and go, is it worse after eating. I have gallbladder pain in the centre of upper abdomen and it generates through to my back the pain is horrendous, I feel nausea and sweating but clammy at the same time. I tend to keep still and sip camomile tea or ginger boiled water. The pain eventually goes away. I have gallstones but the bladder isn't currently inflamed but the stones move about and after food can sometimes cause the pain. Must have a very low fat diet. It may be worth asking for an ultrasound.

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