Newbie, worried about everything
I've found you through the NHS website and I'm hoping to hear of other people's experiences on being diagnosed and things to check with my GP.
Long story short, I've got problems with my back already, a bulging disc and nerve damage. Just after Christmas 22 I noticed my hip was hurting whenever I walked anywhere or moved suddenly, even when I was sat down. Mentioned it to my GP saying the painkillers I'm taking (paracetamol and Codene) just aren't working any more, he said just keep going with them for a bit longer and see how it goes. It didn't get any better at, it got worse, I can barely move with the pain, and it's just making my life unbearable, especially since the pharmacist cut down on the Codene,.
I had a fall in the bathroom at home about 3 weeks ago and since then my knee pain has been constant, my hip pain is constant and I have pain in my shoulders and right thumb.
Totally had enough of it yesterday and finally got a doctor's appointment. He checked both my knees, and told me to book an X ray at City Hospital. He was certain I hadn't broken my knee cap which was something I was worried about.
Did a bit of googling tonight about X rays for arthritis and it led me here.
So, I'd just really like to know if anyone else was diagnosed this way and what happened. I've got anxiety as we, and all this really doesn't help me.
Thanks for reading and hope to talk to some of you soon.
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