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    Default How can i get the doctors to take my pain seriously?

    I have an ongoing issue with my neck that has caused me a great deal of pain on & off for years. Ive never been given a diagnosis but nothing showed up on the mri i had last time it was bad so im assuming its muscular.

    Im just wondering if anyone has any tips for getting the doctor to take this seriously? Its getting bad again & im struggling to be a good mum when im in this much pain every day.

    Ive been to so many gps over the years & because they can't physically see anything wrong, then apparently 'theres nothing wrong' & they basically just say to go & take some panadol. Even thats a joke cause panadol doesnt even touch it. It has to be nurofen or stronger. So im basically just suffering through at the moment cause i dont want to take nurofen 24/7 while im breastfeeding.

    Ive told them how it affects my life & it just doesn't help, they don't get it & dont seem to care. Ive spent a fortune on gps & am yet to find one who will listen regarding my pain.

    Any tips for getting them to listen, or what i can say?

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    Have you thought maybe see a chiropractor or physio?

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    Could you get a referral to a muscular skeletal physician? They would be better placed to make a diagnosis if GPs can't find anything. That way you don't need to try to convince a GP there is something wrong. I am guessing you have tried physio?

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    Have you tried seeing a physio?

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    I have swollen lymphnodes, or so I've been told. They're in my stomach and some days it's so bad I've been admitted to hospital because I can't move at all. My dr and even my hospital just tell me to dose up on codeine, even though I'm breastfeeding! They seem to laugh it off and tell me to just deal with it because they can't find a proper cause :/

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    Ive tried physio, chiro, osteo, remedial & sports massage & accupuncture. Accupuncture sometimes helps & sometimes makes it worse. The rest do nothing at all & are just a waste of money.

    Im just struggling with it even more now that i have a baby to look after

    Do i need a referral to see a muscular skeletal physician?? If so how do i get the gp to give me a referral??

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    Problem is its not short term use. Nothing seems to make it better so id have to take nurofen daily to the max dosage to get any relief. Which im not keen to do.

    Ive seen numerous physios. None of them could help me. It maybe helped for a day but thats it. Mostly didnt even do that, just gave me an even worse headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Ive tried physio, chiro, osteo, remedial & sports massage & accupuncture. Accupuncture sometimes helps & sometimes makes it worse. The rest do nothing at all & are just a waste of money.

    Im just struggling with it even more now that i have a baby to look after

    Do i need a referral to see a muscular skeletal physician?? If so how do i get the gp to give me a referral??
    I think you probably do need a referral. You could see if you can find one in your area and check with them - just tell the GP you have already spoken to them and have made an appt so want a referral.

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    I guess thats worth a try sajimum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Problem is its not short term use. Nothing seems to make it better so id have to take nurofen daily to the max dosage to get any relief. Which im not keen to do.

    Ive seen numerous physios. None of them could help me. It maybe helped for a day but thats it. Mostly didnt even do that, just gave me an even worse headache.
    What did they actually say? Did they give you any instructions on things like exercises, movement and/or pain relief? Did they tell you what the actual issue is?

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