Almost Medfree, I was having severe spasms nerve pains running through my SIJ due to having a pre-existing hip problem. I’ve had surgery to it and require more, I’m currently being assessed for a hip replacement.
The tramadol helps with my bone pain due to hip, and the Amitriptyline and gbapentine help with the nerve pains and shooting leg and groin pains. And I was happily plodding in with these, and have been for a couple years when my medication was changed.
I didn’t have any other problems until I began being symptomatic of my Hashimoto’s thyroidism, which was just before my diagnosis. I just thought I was sore from my very physically demanding job, then I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, so I put these relatively new symptoms down to that, but things began getting worse despite my thyroid screen showing my levels were below the level that aim for. I was slowly getting worse though. Foggy moments, rapid heart rate, feeling high and strange. Like an echo was occurring around me. Being there physically but feeling like I’m
Not actually there. (Odd) I began stumbling and hurting more and more. My feet, elbows, knees, hips, lower back all hurt.
I suddenly crashed at the very beginning of December, I couldn’t move without crying in pain, I needed help getting dressed/undressed, washing and bathing.
My doses of Amitriptyline and gabpentin have been increased and I can now carry out my own individual personal care needs, (just a bit slower) so rather than them being the cause of these pains and stumbles, they have actually helped with the pains. So I can feel confident in saying it’s not the medication.
I do feel slightly reassured that we may be closer to finding a cause based on my last lots of blood tests.
Increased white and red cells and a positive genetic marker on my HLA B27.
Post Edited (AlfaLady) : 7/29/2018 1:05:16 PM (GMT-6)