Oh yeah, if anyone finds a spine exchange let me know, this one's just about had it. Or even if anyone can locate the button to switch off sensation, surely there must be one somewhere?
Louise, so sorry your GP has said there's no more they can do - I heard the same thing myself recently from the consultant at the pain clinic in reference to my lower back. It's such a shock to hear, isn't it? My first thought was 'wtf?' swiftly followed by "you're kidding ..... do you mean just you, or that no specialist can do any more ......aaaargh!" At least he was willing to try me on stronger pain killers - if I can just get up to an effective dose but still have brain function.....
In your case I'm also surprised they're not trying anything - pain clinic and/or prolotherapy spring to mind, but I guess there's reasons against them. Is there another doctor at your surgery you could see for a second opinion? You do have my sympathy, and I really hope the acupuncture helps.
HMS (diagnosed 13/9/12 confirmed at UCHL 27/11/12), ME, FMS, autoimmune hypothyroidism
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." (Terry Pratchett)