Morning friends! Hope this cooler weather is suiting…I prefer it, but not the rain. Day out tomorrow and cinema…so hope it is fine!
Right, my reason for posting;
Yesterday I called the district nurses, who are always wonderful and come the same day I ring.
I have been having heel pain, when in bed, for a few years now. I
ve tried just about every high risk pressure care mattress known to man (and woman) Ive tried silicone, foam and lambswool heel protectors and cavalon barrier cream, plus lots of moisturisers. The nurses call regulalry to check I am not developing pressure sores…thankfully I haven`t, but oh the pain is terrible, and it leaves my heels tender all day. I used to love going to bed, but this puts me off.
So when nurse came yesterday, she had a look and asked lots of questions about the pain. She concluded that it isnt pressure pain, but could be nerve pain! Yeh, that old chestnut!
She advised me to ring neuro`s secretary and ask for a telephone appointment with neuro to see if he could prescribe owt.
Did that today and was told they dont do telephone appointments! I dunno…talk about never let your right hand know what your left hand`s doing, eh?
I already have an appointment booked for November…a yearly follow-up. I was told he cant see me any sooner, but there is a new neuro starting next week and I may be able to see her in Sept. So I am hoping that`s the case.
So, now my question to you guys is;
I am already on 75mg of amitriptyline at night, it zaps my nerve pain in my legs and bum cheeks, but dont think I want to increase it, but is there anything you use for similar pain that would be compatable with amitriptyline? Gabapentin perchance?
I`m taking paracetomol every 4 hours, but they do nowt!