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TwistyBraStrap Sat 10-Nov-12 23:51:33

I have dehydrated spinal discs. I am in pain all the time. Last night when I went to bed it felt like someone stabbed me in the back. I woke up this morning, crawled to the sofa, took tablets, slept from 12 til 4, and haven't moved from the sofa since.

I have taken zomorph, oramorph, diclofenac, and I have my TENS going.


WorraLiberty Sat 10-Nov-12 23:52:42

Sounds awful, so sorry to hear it sad

AgentZigzag Sat 10-Nov-12 23:54:32

Sorry it's not as I read the title and you're not trying to get rid of your DH grin/sad

What's the doc/hosp said? Anything else they can do other than pain relief?

TwistyBraStrap Sat 10-Nov-12 23:58:35

grin DH would probably be easier to get rid of.

Sorry, just wanted to vent. I've been reading Mumsnet classics all day to cheer myself up.

I think the only pain left to give me is a morphine drip. I've asked DH to knock me out with a hammer or something but he refused? hmm

PavlovtheCat Sun 11-Nov-12 00:02:19

You are so not being unreasonable. So sorry you are in this pain, and I am with you. I have dehydrated/prolapsed/torn lumbar l5/s1 and currently having a relapse in pain levels, but clearly nowhere as bad as you.

I hope you find some respite from it soon.

SirBoobAlot Sun 11-Nov-12 00:05:47

So with you. Massive flare up here, and its DS's birthday tomorrow sad

Have been thinking of you, OP. How are you feeling this week?

TwistyBraStrap Sun 11-Nov-12 00:08:57

Apart from the flare up it hasn't been too bad. I'm just so tired.

Sorry for the whingefest. If anyone has any magical remedies for pain relief, do let me know.

SirBoobAlot Sun 11-Nov-12 00:14:09

Have heard great things about acupuncture, but can't afford to try it myself.

Loveweekends10 Sun 11-Nov-12 01:51:36

Never heard of dehydrated spinal discs. How do you know they are dehydrated? Sorry but intrigued.

AgentZigzag Sun 11-Nov-12 02:19:57

I would say alcohol for a magical remedy, but with the pharmaceutical counter (specialising in pain relief) you've already got going in your front room, it's probably not a good idea.

I can't believe how unsupportive your DH is being though shock

How can you live with such a person??

Or is it that he just can't be arsed to go scouting about for where the hammer was last left?

TwistyBraStrap Sun 11-Nov-12 08:53:48

Loveweekends I've had several MRI scans on my back in the last year. The last one showed that the discs are dehydrated (and a tad prolapsed). The physiotherapist showed me on the screen - the dehydrated ones are a completely different colour on the scan to the normal ones. Apparently this means there's a lack of toothbrush type of stuff in my back. I took the advice of an American forum and drank loads of water, but nada. I also tried brushing my teeth more often. Neither seemed to help grin

Apparently DH was concerned about the potential for bloodstains on the carpet, the awkward questions from the (potential) paramedics, and the fact he might kill me confused I mean, I know he's house proud, but still...

quirrelquarrel Sun 11-Nov-12 09:12:29

Sorry if this is totally basic and silly, but have you tried a really hot towel on the places it hurts most?
I get truly horrible period pains and it helps so much at times.

Hope you feel better very soon! it's so nice when the pain suddenly goes, you get the shot of adrenalin and energy.

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 11-Nov-12 09:14:54

would sleeping meds help, just so you can get some sleep

TwistyBraStrap Sun 11-Nov-12 09:16:25

Yep, got my trusty hot water bottle here.

I did go to bed, ended up seeing every hour as every time I moved I woke up due to pain.

Today calls for more sofa and online shopping I think.

SirBoobAlot Sun 11-Nov-12 09:19:44

DP got me an electric blanket type body wrap from Lidl a little while back, sat here with it on now as have a party to run in a few hours. Takes the edge off.

Tee2072 Sun 11-Nov-12 09:19:49

Have you been referred to a pain clinic? They can do acupuncture and is something the NHS does.

Also, you can get morphine patches and 'scripts for co-codamol.

I hope you feel better soon. I have chronic pain and it sucks!

musicalendorphins Sun 11-Nov-12 09:58:44

I have a very similar condition, degenerative disc disease. I hope you will feel better, maybe some physio therapy can help you get a strong core to help support your spine. Hang in there. I find using the blue gels (liniment) such as like BioFreeze icy hot or polar ice soothing. Also Tiger Balm, but it stinks up the bedroom so I don't use it.

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