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[HIP ARTHROSCOPY] 14 months on

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by chemflex, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Jaycey

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    Fingers crossed for you @chemflex ! Please update when you can.
     
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    Have everything crossed I know how it feels constant pain 24/7.

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    Well now he's totally confused. He was convinced it was the adductor tendon and that the latest steroid injection would work. He still thinks the tendon will need releasing but does not understand the worsening shin pain. I am booked in for an MRI next Friday and I get the results on 9th October.

    He's also given me a prescription for pregabalin and amitriptyline.
     
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    That's the same meds I am on, and to a point work reasonably well for me. Is the MRI to see if swelling is affecting the nerve?

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    He just said the MRI was to see what's going on so he can decide what to do. Think he's just trying to stall. He's said ask along that I'm too young to have my adductor tendon cut
     
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    I was the same as in GP wasn't sure and to tell the truth my OS just didn't want to know. Neurology did a Neurophysiology assessment that showed nerve damage, but again it was wait and see. I eventually laid it on the line to GP re constant pain. It was then I was referred to Chronic Pain Clinic. Are you on any other pain med. I am on tramadol this works as a pain relief but also on nerve pain.


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    I was on tramadol after my surgery and I can't take it is makes me feel horrible. I have a codeine intolerance.
     
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    I had a suspicion that it wasn't tendinitis. I will be surprised if the pregablin doesn't help. But if it doesn't seem to after a week or so, tell you doctor so he can increase the dose. That's often how it has to go. What dose has he got you on to start with?
     
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    I do hope you get some answers it must be so depressing, not that I am trying to make you feel depressed.

    I feel fed up as my thigh hurts and I am only 12 weeks on, I think, so you must be really fed up, but I hope you can still smile too xx

    whoops more posts just appeared , so now mine is rather late...will go read them.

    read them, well I do hope the meds you have will help, fingers crossed, and as @Legin says, if they don't help go to your GP and try from that angle.

    good luck
     
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    What dose of pregabalin are you on

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    Pregabalin 75mg twice a day and 25mg amitriptyline at night. I actually got a good nights sleep last night - first in a long time. The pain in my shin is still there but duller.

    If the pregabalin and amitriptyline ease it surely that means the pain is neuropathic. If my femoral nerve has been damaged does anyone know what the treatment will be?
     
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    I'm on 300mg pregabalin am and pm. For nerve damage its time but try to keep movement so muscles don't waste, away.

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    As I said here
    I did post this for you which is, I'm afraid, the extent of my knowledge.
     
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    I started taking the pregabalin on Friday. It is nearly taking away all the pain in my shin but not doing anything for the pain in my thigh and groin. I have a couple of questions that I hope someone can help with.

    I'm supposed to take my pregabalin twice a day. I take it when I get up but by lunchtime / early afternoon it's affects have worn off. What time should I be taking my 2nd dose?

    The pregabalin and amitriptyline don't seem to be doing anything for my thigh/groin pain what can I do to help that?
     
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    Ideally they should be taken every 12hrs. If your present dose isn't fully effective, then contact your GP.
    He should increase your dose and/or make it three times a day.

    Actually, I thought I had said this previously only now it's the weekend and you can't get anything dome till Monday which is a pity.
     
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    Yup I would check and get it increased I take it two times a day but I'm.also on top limit of pregabalin. The shin does seem nerve as pregabalin works so the thighs etc would seem to be soft tissue so appropriate pain relief as pregabalin just works on nerves.

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    Can't get a doctors appt until Friday. I took a tablet at 8am and is wearing off now at 1.30pm is so 5.5 hours. It's still 5.5 hours I didn't have before!

    I've taken ibuprofen for the groin/tendon pain but so far it's done nothing.
     
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    I would ask for an emergency appointment. It sounds as tho you need the pregabalin upped 600mg is the max dose allowed and what is the ibrufen, I also have naproxen a mega ibrufen. I really feel for you I know and have pain 24/7 it wasn't till I sat in GPs and stopped being strong and hiding and told him how much pain I had and its effect on my life. Sorry gone on a tad, hope you get some help soon

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    @chemflex Sorry you are in so much pain and I hope you get sorted out soon.This may be a silly question but when did you have your hip xrayed last ? I only ask this as I also had an arthroscopy for a torn labrum repair and had similar symptoms to yours and it turned out that my hip became very arthritic after the arthroscopy which meant I needed a THR I currently have pain radiating from the groin to the knee and into the shin in my other hip which is being replaced in 2 weeks.Sorry if this has already been covered and ruled out by your medical team.
     
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    Good point, Kim!

    And Nigel, I agree with what you've said. On the third visit about this, when my GP STILL insisted my knee didn't feel hot to her, I had to move out of my cheery, self-possessed "I'm a old nurse and now it all" personna, tell her "you should be on this side - it's like I have a gremlin in there with a blow torch" and burst into floods of tears! Then she finally took me seriously!
     
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