I've had back pain for months, and I saw my doc about 4 weeks ago, she referred me to physio but said it would take 8+ weeks to go through (NHS…)
in the last week the pain has gone from an annoying ache to pain that stops me focussing on anything. My upper back is hurting now too, especially over my shoulder. In addition, my feet are tingly, and I stumble over them or shuffle when I walk. My toilet habits are unpredictable at best which sucks, I'd put the constipation down to the painkillers but now I'm loose and frequent. And when I pee it doesn't feel like I've emptied my bladder. Any gentle walking leaves me puffed out and sweating buckets. Been tracking my heart rate and it can flip from 55 to 120 within 15 min.
Obviously I'm not looking for a diagnosis! But just wondering what on earth I can do to manage all this crap. Do I go back to my doc? I hate to make a fuss but this is hell on earth.
Thanks for reading! E