A choice between chronic pain or the shits

The title isn’t nice; I apologise.

But I’m having a terrible time at the moment.  My chronic pain is awful; my legs, arms and pretty much everything else hurts.

The only thing that takes away the pain is Diclofenac or Naproxen, both NSAIDs and they do the job perfectly.  Ibuprofen comes close but I have to take the maximum dose and it doesn’t work as well.

The downside to these awesome anti-inflammatory drugs is that they are destroying my stomach.

I have Omeprazole but it’s doing naff all.  Today I’ve spent long periods of the day camped out in the toilet clutching my belly and crying into my Kindle.

Even the mancub trotted in at one point; sniffed; said “yuk mummy” and ran off.

Cheers son.  I’ll remember that the next time you have a horrific nappy.  Even worse I’ll remind you of it when you bring your first girlfriend home.

So I’m going back to basics and going drug free, I need to let my tummy settle and learn to digest again as I think everything I eat or drink is just going straight back out.  A bit like a water filter jug, except some idiot forgot the put the filter in.  My poor insides are sans filter.

Only problem is my pain is awful at the moment; my legs and arms and back are crippling me and I can’t brush my hair let alone walk more than 200 yards.  Makes me sad, I like to be active and like to go for long walks; at present I can barely stand.

The only things I can think of that may help is rest and heat.

Rest is great but I can’t sleep due to the pain.  Heat feels lush but I haven’t found a method of heat that lasts more then an hour and isn’t a fire hazard.

So, it’s half past midnight, I’m camped on the sofa and it’s going to be a long night.

I had blood tests done yesterday and as much as I hope nothing shows up, I’m hoping something does that may give me some answers as to why I feel like this.

I just want to be normal again.

Lx

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