Hi everyone. I've been lurking and tracking my pain for the last few weeks and decided it's time to share a little about me and see if anyone has any pearls of wisdom for me.
I'm 30 years old, married with 3 kids and live in the uk. A year ago I was in a car accident, I was driving and hit from the side. Initially I thought I was ok but by the evening I couldn't move, my lower back/hips were in agony and I couldn't bend etc so I went to hospital. I was given cocodamol and told I had mechanical back pain. I have never had an X-ray/MRI etc.
I then had 7 weeks of physiotherapy which helped to 'unstiffen' me but that's about all. My doctor was happy to keep me on cocodamol but I refuse to take it during the day when I have to drive/look after kids/go to uni.
In October I had blood tests for RA, thyroid and a few other things but everything came back normal. Dr refereed me to an orthopaedic clinic which was just a physiotherapist seeing how well I could move and prodding me a little and advising me to self refer for more physiotherapy, which I attended until a few weeks ago when the therapist told me she didn't know what else to do with me and discharged me.
A month ago I went back to the doctor as I wasn't coping with the pain and fatigue and he prescribed naproxen. After a couple of weeks I did feel like it helped get my pain back to a level I could handle. I had my bloods repeated and checked for vitamin d also which I was told today I am deficient and have been given 3 months supply of cholecalciferol and told to go back to repeat bloods when I've finished them, and another month of naproxen.
Doctor seems to think vitamin d will be the magic cure, but I'm not totally convinced. Sorry for boring everyone, but if anyone has any advice id be happy to hear it.
My symptoms include:
Low back/hip pain
Neck pain (burning pain)
Fatigue even if I sleep ok
Trouble sleeping/really light sleeping
Knees/back/hips/shoulders crack and click
Numbness particularly in hands
Can only manage one big task per day for example food shopping
Just generally feel like a 90 year old woman and there's probably things I've forgotten!
Thanks in advance to anyone who got this far!