Yesterday was a bit of a grotty day at work. Occasionally when I have a grotty day at work, I get a killer back ache in the evening, which I attribute entirely to being stressed and probably holding myself oddly as a result. Talking to Mum about 8pm it started to twinge a bit, so after eating a yummy dinner of roasted veg and sossages, I went and had a hot bath in the hope that this would ease it a little bit.
It didn’t. I got out and it started feeling much, much worse. I couldn’t get anywhere even approaching comfy, however I sat/lay/stood. James offered to go and get me some stronger painkillers from a 24 hours pharmacy, but before he could go, I was very sick and lost all my yummy dinner. Fun.
At this point he decided to call NHS Direct, who arrange for a doctor to call us back. When the doctor does call us back, I’m in so much pain, I can hardly talk. He says he wants to see me and could James bring me in. We get there, and I’m lying across the seats as it’s the only way I can get even approaching comfortable. When we get called in, he sits there for a good three minutes reading my notes before he says anything. After various proddings and pokings he tells me my back has gone in to a spasm, and gives me stuff to ease it.
I ended up with t r a m a d o l for the pain, v a l i u m to help me sleep and as a muscle relaxant and Ibuprofen to help reduce the inflammation. Jeeze, did I sleep well last night. I woke up when James came to bed and proceeded to talk nonsense to him while he tried alternately to get to sleep, and cursed next door’s cat with it’s cute little bell, but once I got back to sleep that was it for a good few more hours. I woke up this morning feeling *awful* Like, The worst hangover ever, times a hundred. I’ve filled the v a l i u m prescription, but I doubt I’ll ever use it, unless I’m in *agony* I spent the whole of this morning in a total brain fog. The painkiller was wonderfully effective though.
Bizarrely though, my back seems pretty much fine. Incidentally, my blog won’t let me post with the names of the drugs I’m taking, I’m assuming it thinks I am spamming it.