I will try and write what I mean ... right here goes
A few days ago I posted about my sharp pain in my back and could it be ms related/relapse? GP said no and MS nurse said go to physio to rule out anything muscular. OK with that but the pain is unbearable and I am on muscle relaxants and 2 painkillers one of which is codine which makes me feel high but the pain is there but i just dont care (if you know what i mean). But the downside of the codine is i get sleepy can nod off just like that. So cant cope with pain without it but cant function properly with it.
My question is if its MS related how do you get quick repsonse on things to rule out other things and work to manage the symptom/relapse. The earliset for physio is this fri (pain has been there for 3 weeks now). So what experience have you regulars had with symptom management and getting somewhere?
I know its not a big thing but its getting me down slightly .... diagnosis takes ages does managing this get better with time. I suppose because Iam not medically aware whe I see the GP/MS nurse I dont know how to describe things and ask for things as i dont know what to ask for.
My back to me feels like a muscle spasam (takes my breath away) I dont remember doing anything to my back to make it feel like this !!! Any help/advice would be of help.
The meeting with MS nurse was ok she told me about the DMD,s and sent me on with help packs and to ring whe ready to start the ball rolling on which one or none.
Thanks for reading