Effective pain relief for osteoarthritis and bursitis?
I have OA in many joints - knees, feet, hands, shoulders, spine and also hip bursitis on both sides. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago. At the moment I manage with paracetamol during the day and I take one 30/500 Cocodamol + 1 500mg Paracetamol at night before I go to bed.
Last night I got into bed, then, after tossing and turning for two hours eventually got up again. I find some nights I just can't get comfortable and the pressure of lying down is quite painful. I also get flashes of nerve pain, particularly in my feet, legs and hands, which lasts for about 2/3 minutes before moving on to another part.
What pain medication are others on? Should I go back to the GP to ask about increasing the Codeine? Or is there something else which would be more effective? My GP is quite anti putting older people onto more medication because of the danger of falls, but I do feel that I need something. So fed up at the moment and very, very tired!
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