Some help required as impossible to get a doctors appointment !
Hello all, first time posting so please do bear with me.
Currently I am experiencing a lot of pain in my shoulders and elbows, I was diagnosed about 6 years ago with cervical spondylosis and offered (I think) an anti inflammatory which I did take at that time. Other than some discomfort and a creaking in my neck, I wasn't in pain really that much so decided not to continue with those. My point in that was if I REALLY needed them, I'd possibly benefit better at that point, and I think I'm there.
I'm beginning to think the cervical spondylosis is now affecting other parts of me, particularly my shoulders and elbows, if I do anything semi-physical with my arms, I'm in agony for days after, both shoulders and elbow. I'm struggling to sleep on my sides due to the pain in my shoulders and I've been trying since the end of last year to get a doctors appointment, but every time I phone it's engaged and then eventually after an hour of trying I get a message saying all same day appointments are taken and to phone back the next day.
I'm still trying to stay active but it's becoming increasingly difficult. I'm stiffening up after even the mildest of walks and have even woke up in the middle of the night with numb arms, another sign that my cervical spondylosis is progressing. I know I need to persevere and get a doctor appointment and ultimately a referral but just wanted to post here in case my symptoms resonate with anyone else so I can validate my condition or at least believe it is arthritis related.
Any suggestions and advice very welcome and thanks for listening.
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