Severe pain - no pain relief from my doctor
I am in chronic pain with arthritis in my right hip and right knee. The pain is so bad I'm crying with it - I know that makes me sound like a wimp but honestly it's agony.
My doctor switched me from cocodamol which I used to take mainly at night time, only when the pain was really bad, and which were really effective to slow releasing morphine sulfate which I don't find effective at all. I've also taken paracetomol but nothing is touching this pain. I've had it on and off for the last two weeks, but all day today and this evening, I've not even been able to find a comfortable position to sit in, and I've just had to get up because I can't find a comfortable position to sleep on. The doctor just says according to my x rays, I've got mild arthritis in my hip and moderate arthritis in my knee, so won't give me anything more. But why am I in such pain with it? I can't go on like this, I have other health conditions too and it all seems like too much to bear.