Awful joint/hip pain

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Glitterblue Mon 16-Nov-20 10:58:16

goose1964

I have horrible hip pain. I was diagnosed with arthritis due to hip dysplasia twice. The last specialist I saw said there was no sign of arthritis but I have problems with my tendons and muscles.

Have you been prescribed anything to help it? I took a dihydrocodeine this morning before the walk to school, and what a difference - the pain usually almost has me in tears when I have to do that walk, and I have to keep stopping every few minutes, and by the time I get home, all I can do is collapse in the chair. This morning, I was able to walk briskly and didn't need to stop once. Two miles walked in total with no pain, and I'm now getting stuck into the housework and still no pain. I'm worried in case there isn't anything they can give me, with me being allergic to NSAIDs.

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goose1964 Sun 15-Nov-20 16:55:28

I have horrible hip pain. I was diagnosed with arthritis due to hip dysplasia twice. The last specialist I saw said there was no sign of arthritis but I have problems with my tendons and muscles.

Glitterblue Sun 15-Nov-20 14:01:17

ESEMEF63

I had very uncomfortable hip pain though not like you describe- turned out it was LACK OF VITAMIN D. I had pain when laying in bed on my side and my hip turned hot and painful, sore to lay on, I just had to turn to the other side but then it started happening to that side too. My Doctor couldn't explain any reason just gave me ibuprofen for the pain....so I went natural and was doused to be lacking in Vit D, just
by chance I had a blood test taken a few days before for some other issue and results came back the day after the dousing session showing I lacked Vit D! so I took VIT D drops and within a week the pain was GONE. Now if I go a few months without VIT D the pain starts coming back mildly and I remember to take my VIT D it goes away within a day!
The pain you have does sound different but you never know if its a lack of some vitamin or mineral maybe?

I never thought of something like that being the problem! I'll really have to try to see a GP. It's just so lovely today having absolutely no pain, I had forgotten what it was like!

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ESEMEF63 Sun 15-Nov-20 13:34:18

I had very uncomfortable hip pain though not like you describe- turned out it was LACK OF VITAMIN D. I had pain when laying in bed on my side and my hip turned hot and painful, sore to lay on, I just had to turn to the other side but then it started happening to that side too. My Doctor couldn't explain any reason just gave me ibuprofen for the pain....so I went natural and was doused to be lacking in Vit D, just
by chance I had a blood test taken a few days before for some other issue and results came back the day after the dousing session showing I lacked Vit D! so I took VIT D drops and within a week the pain was GONE. Now if I go a few months without VIT D the pain starts coming back mildly and I remember to take my VIT D it goes away within a day!
The pain you have does sound different but you never know if its a lack of some vitamin or mineral maybe?

Glitterblue Sun 15-Nov-20 13:18:54

I can't remember exactly when it started, but certainly since the firet lockdown started, I've had the most horrendous pain in both hips, which makes my legs painful for walking, and constantly sends shooting pains up my upper thighs/groin/buttocks. Sometimes it can feel like sciatica, also my hips sometimes feel as if they need to click before I can move them, and you can hear the click which is accompanied by pain. I don't have enough mobility to put my socks on easily and I can't walk up and down stairs normally, I have to do it like a toddler, particularly when going down stairs. When I'm walking around the house I often have to lean on something for support and I really struggle to get up off the floor.

I know I need to try and see if I can speak to a doctor but they're not seeing anyone at the moment and it's so hard trying to get on the phone. It's getting me down so much, I dread the one day a week I have to walk my daughter the mile to school because it's just so painful, I can't do my housework easily or stand to do the ironing, everything is an effort.

I took a prescription dihydrocodeine this morning along with some paracetamol for a migraine, it always shifts a migraine pretty quickly so I got up when I felt better - and found I have absolutely no leg/hip pain whatsoever. I can walk around the house completely normally and my mobility is completely normal, even for putting my socks on. I'll have to race round and do the housework while the painkillers are still working - they only prescribe me 30 every few weeks so I don't want to go through them although I might take one tomorrow morning so I can walk to school. It's starting to really get me down, not being able to exercise, do proper mum things, housework etc - I can't even go for a simple walk without being in agony, and when we set out on the walk to school, it seems like such a mountain ahead. I'm dreading tomorrow morning after last week's walk.

Like I said, I do know I need to try and speak to a Dr but does anyone have any idea what this might be and what they could do? It sounds suspiciously like how my mum was with her arthritis before she had her hips replaced. I am very very allergic to ibuprofen so I can't be prescribed that for it, and paracetamol does nothing. I think the feeling of being normal this morning has made me feel I shouldn't be suffering this pain any longer. I just hope the Dr can give me something, I know they'd be reluctant to let me have more dihydrocodeine than they already give me.

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