Need help with dd asap

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amyt250190 Thu 23-Feb-17 22:31:42

My dd has Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility type and shes in a sort of flare up at the moment and her knee has been worse than normal and the last few hours its been excruiciating for her she has been crying her eyes out. Weve tried paracetamol, and she is allergic to ibuprofen and doctors is closed not sure what to do now?

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cestlavielife Thu 23-Feb-17 22:36:05

Call 111 for advice
Maybe other pain relief

womanwhowantstohelp Thu 23-Feb-17 23:51:12

Call 111 or go straight to A&E, or call 999 if it is extremely bad.

MissSmiley Fri 24-Feb-17 00:03:06

Could it be dislocated? I think she needs to see someone.

amyt250190 Fri 24-Feb-17 06:42:37

We called 111 who said to go to a&e went there just got back as waiting times were ridiculous. The a&e doctor said its not dislocated and there isnt much we can do until we get a gp appointment. They could of atleast given her some stronger pain medication because shes had so many sleepless nights because of the pain that ive lost count now

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PovertyJetset Fri 24-Feb-17 06:50:41

WHt about a topical cream treatment like voltarol cream? Or ibuleve gel?

Have you considered alternative therapy like acupuncture?

Does a heat pack/ice pack give any relief?

amyt250190 Fri 24-Feb-17 07:26:04

No, weve tried loads of home remedies even deep freeze gel but nothing. Shes had physio to strengthen her muscles around joints but the pain is still there

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chocdonutyy Fri 24-Feb-17 07:30:18

Would co-codamol or naproxen help? Both available from a pharmacy and the pharmacist will be give advice on which painkiller to take for the best

chocdonutyy Fri 24-Feb-17 07:31:58

Ignore naproxen as if allergic to ibuprofen that will most likely have the same effect.

cauliwobbles Fri 24-Feb-17 07:44:52

Warm bath or bag of peas? Pharmacist would be able to sell you something maybe cocodomol which would help.

amyt250190 Fri 24-Feb-17 23:22:38

Been to chemist today and the pharmacist reccomended co-codamol so fingers crossed this helps!

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hellsbells99 Sat 25-Feb-17 04:35:41

My DD has problems with her knees due to hypermobility and her physio tried out KT tape on her. This really works and so she does it herself when she is having a bad time. She also has diclofenic for pain relief and goes to the gym and has specific exercises to do.

hellsbells99 Sat 25-Feb-17 04:40:50

If you google 'Kt tape knee' you can see YouTube videos fro how to apply it or ask the physio. I have attached a photo of how DD has it.

Meffy Sat 25-Feb-17 05:55:44

Ive got EDS type 3 .... really hot bath, co-codamol and kinetic tape !!
Bless her !

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