Hey guys i appreciate the effort to help, just seen the GP and i am getting tired of their bullshit. They aren’t prepared to help me at all and im hitting a brick wall with them, this is the 3rd different GP i have seen now and none of them are willing to listen.
This thread is about mostly my shoulder so will just go into that, but here’s the thing, i said i have pain in my inner elbows and i know the tendon goes up to the shoulder so im thinking the problem could be tied in there, but he said, “just rest and take ibuprofen”, the favorite line of the doctors. I have been resting for MONTHS, it is NOT getting better, only worse.
I don’t have arthritis he says, which of course im pleased about, but this isn’t getting anywhere. I have had chronic cervical spine pain and weakness for about 6 months now, 2 x-rays some physio strengthening exercises but NOTHING. I have tried stretching, nothing.
I even said if i could see someone specialized and suggested possibilities of orthopedics, osteopathy, but they didn’t want to know, just shook his head and said, reduce the weight at the gym and rest - i even said i haven’t been to gym for months to rest the issues and it’s like it goes straight over there head, really frustrating getting up extra early to see them and they tell me the same fucking thing over and over, rest and ibuprofen.
@Tveddy, i have been sleeping on my side more recently as i find it more comfortable, but i even went out of my way and bought stuff like a memory foam pillow to help support my neck better, but not much change, although i notice it if i don’t use the pillow. I have been doing more posture friendly stuff like putting a pillow between my knees when on my side, when on my back, underneath, it’s just i feel im not getting anywhere.
The pain is a dull nagging ache, id say it goes up my neck as i can’t think of another cause, causing this neck pain.
Id love to see a chriopractor, osteopath, orthopedics specialist’s, but i just can’t afford to go private, im really not making excuses, if i could afford it, id be there in a flash. The doctor just shaking his head to these suggestions was so frustrating. Im pretty confident i have bursitis in both knees, which Ive had pain for, for about 4 years, i suggested an MRI, and he said, what do you think the MRI will show, and i said signs of inflammation and before i could continue he said, inflammation, just take ibuprofen. Im fucking sick of hearing the word ibuprofen, Ive been practically living off this shit for the past 6 months, even the box says don’t take for more than 2 weeks if you don’t get any better, see a doc.
I have just over Â£90’s in my bank account and i still have to pay bills to live, i have been unable to work due to these problems as working causes pain and just makes things worse which im worried about, so im really struggling in more ways than one, i just don’t know what to do it’s really disappointing and upsetting to be fair. The neck pain is unbearable