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    possible back injury?

    I had a fall in Chester,not the weekend just gone,but the one before
    Fell down some steps leaving a pub
    No,I wasn't drunk,my gentleman friend had taken me for lunch and we had one glass of wine each
    There was one great steep stair with one little sort of half step in between
    My bf went down the whole thing in one swift movement as he is tall and agile,but I am a hobbit and put my foot on the half step as the whole thing was too steep,but the half step wasn't big enough for my foot and I slipped and went down with a bang
    My bf was worried I may have bashed my head ( I hadn't) and was fussing and saying I should stay still and people were staring at me and I was embarrassed
    I thought that only my bottom was sore at the time so I asked him to help me up and into the car quickly,insisting that only my bottom and pride were hurt

    Monday my arm and leg were numb and pin/ needles
    I have APS and so get this anyway
    It was worse than usual,but I had other symptoms of a flare,so just put it down to a worsening of my current condition and as my annual lupus appt is in July just made a mental note to mention it
    However Tuesday my back started to hurt and yesterday I had all sorts,shooting pains,numbness,pins and needles,feelings like electric shocks
    Today my whole back and bottom really hurt,to the point it has made me ratty with my teen and also made me cry
    Tomorrow I shall be ringing the surgery at 8 to see if th we can fit me in

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    I would suggest that you pay a visit to your local A&E ASAP. I might be nothing but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
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    Oh dear I can sympathise with you deebee
    I fell onto a large terracotta garden tub a few years ago - suffered musculoskeletal.

    A long story but eventually when able was referred for physio which helped but I still get those electris shocks in my back.

    See your GP xx
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    Thanks guys,it was quite late when I read your reply's as I had a man here cleaning my oven and it took way longer than I. Had thought it would,and then my old neighbour came by for coffee and I didn't feed the teen until about quarter to nine,so I went to bed ,went to go today and she gave me a very thorough examination and some special anti inflammatory drug,different to the naproxen I usually have,something that they give to athletes for sports injuries
    I shall see how I get on with these

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    Just an update
    Have been to A&E twice now and was not x rayed either time
    The second time I was given a rectal exam and the Dr did wonder if I needed a scan,she said that I had three options,
    1,be admitted and wait possibly three days for a scan
    2,be transferred to another hospital for a same day scan
    3,go home
    She spoke to a neurosurgeon at another hospital for advice and he said to just send me home
    I had really wanted an x ray,but hadn't wanted to stay in
    Anyway,a few days later,I rang my gp,and asked if I could have an x ray and she printed off a sheet of paper and I just have to go to x ray and hand it in and wait
    I plan to go this afternoon

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    Hope xray gives you some answers deebee though there's usually 7-10day wait for results to go to gp. When i have falls and think it's caused a prob i always go to gp and get form for xray no point with a&e when you have exsisting probs in my opinion they either link it to those or say oh go see your gp or your consultant. Take care hope you improve soon

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    Started physio for my back yesterday
    Lovely young girl
    Started me off very gently and was glad she didnt make me too sore, as I was going directly from hospital to cinema for grandaughters birthdat treat and was worried about sitting for a long period after
    Am actually feeling a bit looser this morning which is good

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    Would still go to A&E. A fall on your back can be v. serious and you probly have bruising. Right where you can't reach as well!

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    Thanks Red,I think I might,will they not question why I have left it two weeks?
    Oh,btw,those tablets were called diclofenac,and did provide some relief,but the Dr did warn that they can upset the tummy and I have been up half the night rushing to the loo

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    I used to take Diclofenac for my wrist pain they are an antiinflamatory. Never had any side affects but was taken off them because I had B.P meds.
    Have they helped deebee?
    Sea Queen

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