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Forum: General Discussions 27th November 2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Charley
Re: Newly Diagnosed at 32! I have questions ...


Sorry to hear about this but welcome, I too was diagnosed iin later life but actually had signs all through childhood - It wasn't til in injured myself andd was off for almost a year I got a...
Forum: General Discussions 27th November 2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Charley
Re: Sky diving

Good luck hope you can do it :) i,m hoping to do a sponsored parachute jump for scoliosis Uk/ strathcarron hospice. I don't want people to be like me at 29 - in agony and hooked on oxycodone! I wish...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Charley

Recentlt i,ve lost a lot of weight thinking the less i,m carrying on my back maybe the pain won't be a bad, Nope its just as bad and the breathing problems are back, feel of though my ribs are...
Forum: General Discussions 5th September 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,773
Posted By Charley
Re: Been prescribed Naproxen....anybody here take it?

I took it at first but for me it did nothing apart from make me put on loads of weight!
Forum: General Discussions 7th August 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Charley
Re: Petition: Save adult scoliosis services in Scotland


I,ve signed it as in my view Scoliosis care in Scotland in non-existant. Nothing can be done just have to live with the pain. I,m in the process of saving up to go to England to see if anything...
Forum: General Discussions 14th April 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Charley
Feeling Low again

Not been on for a wee while. I,ve been feeling so low at the moment life seems to reassble round dihydocodiene,morphine tablets, lidocaine patches and going to pain clinic ever week.
I,m a nurse and...
Forum: General Discussions 14th April 2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By Charley
Re: Scolisis and headaches


I,ve had migraines for years even before i was officially diagnosed with scoliosis and i,m 27 was diagnosed 2 years ago although had it from childhood just didn't cause 2 much problems.

I was...
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By Charley
Re: Tramadol junkie!

can totally relate to this big hugs. I get the same with dihydrocodiene and trazodone if i run out and need to wait over the weekend.
Forum: General Discussions 20th June 2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Sticky: Poll: Poll !!!!
Views: 13,672
Posted By Charley
Re: Poll !!!!

Google when i was down and looking for someone to talk too :)
Forum: General Discussions 25th January 2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Charley
Re: drugs to help sleep

I take Trazadone at night to help me sleep - yes it's also an antidepressant but is good for those that don't sleep as it is more sedating then some antidepressants. Had no problems with it and i get...
Forum: General Discussions 17th December 2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Charley
Need the toilet

I am wondering if any on you with lumbar pain have ever had a feeling as though you need to go to the toilet to defaecate but don't. Recently i have been getting lumbar and coccyx pain which is new -...
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 16th December 2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,847
Posted By Charley
Re: painkillers

Hi i,ve not had surgery - at the moment anyway - i took 60mg dihydrocodiene and 1g Naproxen a day which helped with the pain and made it bearable. Now i take just 1g of naproxen as my Dr says i can't...
Forum: General Discussions 9th December 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Charley
Re: My First Appointment

Well today was at the hospital - xray show curve thoracic region mainly at t7 to t11 curving to the right - this is where my ribs stick out and my hip is higher on this side. He didn't mention an...
Forum: General Discussions 6th December 2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,606
Posted By Charley
Re: im new to scoliosis and need some advice

Hi Just thought i,d add i am 26 and been in your situation recently went to GP and was told nothing could be done. I ended up going down to the DR and telling him i wanted refered as the pain was...
Forum: General Discussions 24th September 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,070
Posted By Charley
Re: Dentist and Premed?

Not heard of this, my friend has to take antibiotics before any surgery or dental treatment but that's only because she has no spleen - and even tiny infections could kill her.
Forum: General Discussions 23rd September 2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Charley
My First Appointment

Well after months of pain,depression and moaning at Doctors to do something about my back the day has come!
Today i had my first appointment at Orthropeadics. Got up to hospital nice and early, mixed...
Forum: General Discussions 21st September 2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,040
Posted By Charley
Re: Poll: Are you right handed or left handed?


I a right handed but i can do most things left handed too. At work i could take blood left and right handed but could only catheterise left handed. - Strange eh.
Forum: General Discussions 27th August 2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Charley
Re: Ugh, pointless appointment


i,m went through the same thing but hang in there - i went down to my GP and broke down telling him truthfully how sore i was, how ugly i felt, how i couldn't do much etc i was in there for more...
Forum: General Discussions 27th August 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Charley

Well after much discussion, moaning and crying with my GP he has sent a referal for the pain clinic and orthopaedics. I expected to wait months for an appointment but got a appointment for the 23rd...
Forum: General Discussions 15th August 2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Charley
Re: Help?

I,m in the same boat as you except my DR didn't refer me to no one just told me no point in doing an xray as only confirm diagnosis and there nothing that can be done anyway. It was my physio who...
Forum: General Discussions 13th August 2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Charley
Re: Adult Onset?

Hi Thanks everyone. My friend has recently had fusion for fractured vertebrae and recommended i spoke to her surgeon or even send him an email - as he'll tell it as it is - not crap. Might just do...
Forum: General Discussions 12th August 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By Charley
Re: Adult Onset?

Hi I have just been diagnosed purely by accident really when i attended physio for back and shoulder pain from an archery injury. She spotted it straight away. looking back it all makes sense. I was...
Forum: General Discussions 12th August 2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By Charley
Re: for all new members that want to see my xrays !!

Good x-rays there what a difference- it has helped me to know i,m not alone out there and there are others with this condition i can talk too :) I am 26 and just been recently diagnosed by my physio...
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