Yesterday I suffered with the worst pain I have had for a very long time. I just didn’t know what to do with myself. Thankfully its under control now, but yesterday felt like it was never going to end.
Occasionally I have flare ups of back pain. Yesterday it was low back pain and pain on both iliac crests. (Iliac crests are the bones of the pelvis that stick out when you lay down. Or if you are exceptionally skinny they are prominent all the time.) Both crests were tender (massive understatement) to the touch. Pain was running down both legs and my left leg was burning with my left foot feeling like it was being dunked in an ice cold bucket of water. All I could do was lay in bed as still as possible as the slightest movement had me shouting out in pain. I’m not ashamed to admit I wanted my mum!
I ended up calling the out of hours dr as I was running out of painkillers. I got codiene, which was great as I knew it would make me sleep, which would be an escape. The only thing was it lowered my blood pressure. Its was bouncing around below 85/45 and at one point went to 70/40. Not fun as when trying to get to the bathroom I thought I was going to pass out.
The pain is under control today, but Im certainly not pain free. So I shall see how it goes and then maybe speak to my GP again.