Hello I've recently been diagnosed with arthritis in my spine.
I have an appointment next month for physio but I'm struggling to find suitable pain medication for severe pain. It's so bad I can hardly function in any sort of normal life.
I have tried Dihydrocode but I became very constipated on it so my GP changed me onto Naproxen which didn't even touch the pain. Then I was advised to add Co codamol at the same time which was fantastic in controlling the pain, unfortunately though my stomach then became terribly bloated with bad stomach cramps at times. Now I have been advised to take the naproxen with 8 paracetamols a day, this is also has little affect on the pain.
I have also been trying CBD oil but not sure it has any effect 😞.
I'm also trying a few gentle back excercises.
I feel really depressed as I've had to give up work and I even find it hard to socialise now due to the pain.
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