I'm new to the site. I've circled it for a couple of years and finally joined.
I have constant pain in my legs and feet as I am on my feet all day at work and it also involves some heavy lifting. I work in a garden centre.
I was diagnosed about 4 years ago, with osteoarthritis in my right hip, fingers and toes. The rheumatologist told me "it's just wear and tear" and that was it, nothing.
She then advised I invest in a pair of N*ke air trainers which might help a bit.
The pain gets worse and worse. It keeps me awake at night, often to the point of tears.
Lack of sleep makes my painful day at work even worse.
My previous GP prescribed duloxetine, omeprazole and naproxen on repeat prescription 4 years ago. The pain I've described happens even though I take these every day.
My new GP immediately stopped the naproxen last week which just crippled me and resulted in 2 days off work.
I called her and she has put me back on them until my blood tests come back.
I have no more idea how to cope or what to expect from my GP.
I'm scared I'll lose my job.
I'm now paying for sports massage each week just to help my legs. It's SO good but costly. I just wish I could afford it 3 times a day every day!!
I never know what's worth buying or not so tend to waste money in a desperate search for relief which often never comes 🙄
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