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mark
6th March 2006, 11:05 PM
This post may sound like a whine but i'm in a lot of pain at the minute and its not getting any better or easier as time rolls by. Some days its the base at the spine accross my pelvic area and thats worse on a morning sometimes i'm curled up like a ball the pains that bad. It just feels like someones been kicking my kidneys all night and in my screwed up logic i put it down to stress.

The worst pain i suffer from is in the middle of my back which is like a burning sensation and i find i'm wheezing a lot more especiall after a bout of sneezing which again is incredibly painful leaving a real tightness in my chest. I don't know i any of this is related to my kyphosis and i probably know the answer is to go see my GP but he's crap. I just need a kick in the pants to do something about it.

Phil
7th March 2006, 03:22 AM
Sorry to hear this Mark, I feel for you. I'm in discomfort at the minute (hence why up at this time, cant sleep) See the Dr mate, you can only try. I hope this gets better!

RocketQueen
7th March 2006, 10:14 AM
This is going to sound harsh, but think of it this way,whats better? being at home in pain wondering whats causing it, or going to the damn doctor and finding out so you can stop worrying and get rid of it?
Sorry no offence or harshness intended. x

zerodegrees
7th March 2006, 11:59 AM
Mark, sorry to hear you're in pain mate. Not nice. Think its nearly time to get you fixed! Go see your doc. Even if your not ready for surgery its probably a good time to get your referal & see what the experts say? Remeber surgery with the waiting lists etc (if thats what u want) could be a long time away. If you don't want surgery, getting the advice of a spinal expert wont do you any harm.

Take care

john

Marcilo
7th March 2006, 07:35 PM
Mark, you brought on an interesting point.

Yes, sneezing is one thing that I dread most, my lower back goes in a tizzy whenever I sneeze.
As far pain in lower back on either side of spine is concerned, I too get that but itís not all the time, itís when I get up from bed or a chair after sitting for a long time. If I press that area, itís kinda sore.

Thaleias spirit
7th March 2006, 08:27 PM
Mark,

It's not easy suffereing with pain. It's also not easy deal with a doctor wo hasn't done much to help you in previous times. But it's not good that you are suffering this much easier.

I know you don't wnat to deal with your gp again, but unless you can find another to help you you will have to deal with him.

* Sit down with him, write down what the probelm is.
* Tell him you cannot cope with it any longer
* and that you want this checked out properly.

If he says he doesn't thinks it's serious tell him you want an referal to someone else. At all stages make it clear that you arent aksing him for help, you are demanding the help and medical care you deserve.

It won't be easy but remember it can be done.

:squeeze:

chele

MOB
7th March 2006, 08:54 PM
Sorry to hear that you are in pain Mark. Please go and get it checked out.
Im going to get acupuncture for my pain.
take care
MOB

Little Ali
7th March 2006, 09:22 PM
*Kicking Mark firmly in the pants*...In a friendly caring kind of way of course! :squeeze:

Mark...pleeeeeeease go to the doctor! I hate the thought of you being in so much pain. I get the stabbing pain too and it's horrendous. And if it's got to the point where you're curled up in agony, something has to be done! I know surgery isn't pleasant but Emily has a point! Being in that much pain has gotta be worse in the long term.

Do what Chele says, go in and be persistent! Make sure your GP realises how bad it's got and if he won't listen, ask to be referred to a specialist.

sins
7th March 2006, 09:34 PM
Here's what you do.
(1) Decide which consultant you want to see.
(2)Tell your Gp you need a referral to him.
(3)If GP is not responsive,change GPs
(4)If GP is responsive, discuss pain control and go on waiting list.
(5)keep all tablets out of reach of kids.
(6)Persist persist persist persist!
Kyphosis and the associated pain will not disappear so you need to grab yourself by the seat of the pants and get something done about it.
Sins

titch
7th March 2006, 09:42 PM
I'm going to second everyone else here. You really need to get this looked into - it's just not right. The morning pain sounds a lot like me when my L2-3 disc started being problematic.

I'd suggest ringing your GP practice and asking to speak to, or leave a message for, the practice manager - asking them to look into whether the group they are part of has a pre-existing contract with Queens Medical Centre. If they do, you're well away and can ask for referral to a surgeon there. If not, you'll have to consider going privately for the first appointment, as that at least gets you there, and the surgeon can then transfer you to his NHS list - at that point it's up to the trusts to duke it out between themselves to sort out who pays for your treatment, and is none of your concern any more.

Either way, you'll get to the right place to actually get proper investigation and treatment. Meanwhile, make sure your GP knows how much pain you are in - at the very least they should be prepared to try you on some modified release diclofenac, and you may be very surprised how much difference is made by taking that twice a day. The funny thing is, just sleeping better reduces pain, and by reducing the pain you sleep better, so press for it. It has to be worth a try.

:squeeze:

claire
7th March 2006, 09:43 PM
Please go and get it sorted Mark.
Pain causes other problems like depression and bitterness.
If your GP is an idiot go and see another doctor in the practice who may be more sympathetic.
Write everything down before you go just in case you forget something and write down the responses you get from him.
I work with GPs and they will take notice if you do this cos it scares them.
BE CONFIDENT !!!!!

Phil
7th March 2006, 11:40 PM
Going private as suggested is a good idea. Otherwise insist a referral to your local hospitals orthopedic consultant. S/he will realize they cannot deal and will therefore refer again. I did this and this was how i got treated. If you ensure you see a consultant they are net-workers, a small community of people. They will refer. I feel for you Mark, I would come there and force you if i were able. Not like that would help....

mark
7th March 2006, 11:50 PM
Thanks everyone i guess i just needed a good old fashioned kick in the pants. Im good at giving advice but not taking it.

mark

gerbo
9th March 2006, 11:17 PM
so, what are you going to do about it then???? :twak: :twak:

mark
9th March 2006, 11:24 PM
I'm such an :idiot: so i'm going to see a Dr :oops:

gerbo
9th March 2006, 11:39 PM
you're such a what???

mark
9th March 2006, 11:41 PM
Idiot, a typical Northern Male rather suffer the pain than go see a Dr. It's a bad trait in Northern men

Thats Englishmen. We have the dubious honour of having the highest suicide rates in 18 to 30 year olds all because we fail to communicate.

gerbo
9th March 2006, 11:51 PM
No, you're no idiot

:idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :pint: (mark) :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot: :idiot:

world might be full of them, but not you

sticktrix
10th March 2006, 05:56 AM
Come on, Mark! GO to the doctor and get it sorted...

You'll definitely feel better. Another thing i would suggest is to try stretching your baody as much as possible, if you're able to, that is.

The doctor is a good solution for the long term, most probably. I would consider it, instead of being in pain. I'm sure you prefer not being in lacerating pain rather than suffer and be quiet!

M.Magudulela
10th March 2006, 04:02 PM
Yeeppy Mark is going to see a doctor, and please keep us posted.

Amazed Jean
11th March 2006, 07:34 AM
Mark, Get your butt to a doctor. You have to be able to walk that daughter of yours down the aisle. So get moving!!! (This comes from the eternal procrastinator Herself.)

Little Ali
12th March 2006, 08:55 PM
Do you think he's got the message guys? :hammer: :P

mark
15th March 2006, 09:28 PM
Its coming through loud and clear thanks guys i need a kick in the butt from time to time

Thaleias spirit
15th March 2006, 09:34 PM
Ooh don't worry, with us about ..
you'll get a major kick to get you going !!!

:spin: :niceone:

mark
15th March 2006, 09:43 PM
Thanks Michele, i know and get blocked at the same time as well :cry:

Thaleias spirit
15th March 2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by mark@Mar 15 2006, 09:43 PM
Thanks Michele, i know and get blocked at the same time as well :cry:
I haven't blocked you ... yet.
That's a safety measure incase you don't take nay hee dof the kicking ..
Drastic pain calls for drastic measures you know?

I mean, if it was any of us / me,
you'd do whatever it would take to make us see sense wouldn't you?

We push only because we care ...

:squeeze:

mark
15th March 2006, 09:49 PM
I know, i'm good at giving advice but not all that good at taking it.