Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
This thread and Kluchetta's are timely for me as something has been happening in one of my hips the past couple of years. Bar none, the pain I've had (none recently) in this hip, is the worst pain I've ever had in my life.
So...my hat is off to all of you dealing with chronic joint or back pain, I didn't really "get it", until I began to have joint pain and back issues. I should buy stock in Aleve
fortunately, it works exceptionally well for me.
Have you had it looked at by a doctor? There could be damage that keeps getting worse, and there are medications to help.
The pain is bad, but for the most part it's really frustrating. The days I can't get out of bed without help or even walk across the house are the worst. As for it being the worst pain... gastrointestinal pain is much much worse, at least for me. Years ago I had an infection in my gallbladder, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
Unfortunately, since people can't see what is ailing you it's hard to get it across to them sometimes.
My own father's response yesterday was "Have you tried taking some Aleve?".