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Had cortisone injection thr pain still bad taking 900mg

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Had cortisone injection thr pain still bad taking 900mg gabapentin when will pain decrease goin abroad 6th oct want to swim ect. Is thus doable.pls
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long have you been using gabapentin? Has it helped at all?
Customer: Two weeks started 100mg gradually up to 900mg.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about the pain?
Customer: Yes thr and 2weeks ago and seen physiotherapist twice dudnt help as too much pain
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Had frozen shoulder op last yr in left arm now my right arm is more painful
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

did you have a cortisone injection into your shoulder joint? where did you have this cortisone injection?

how old are you?

do you have bad arthritis in your shoulder?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
in shoulder joint im 66yrs no arthritis
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

you should go back to your GP

and get an xry or MRI scan of your shoulder

have you tried ice packs on your shoulder

you should use ibuprofen 400-600mg with food and lots of water 3-4 times a day

glucosamine could help

you may need physical therapy

accupuncture may help

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Trying ice cant take antiinflammortory got acid reflux only paracetamol.physios cant help in too much pain.no one offered mri ect.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

you should ask your GP doctor for an MRI scan

and for physical therapy

you can try over the counter cocomadol with codeine which is a stronger pain reliever, but codeine can cause constipation

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Cant take codeine diclofenic or tramadol im sick
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

you should try accupuncture for your shoulder pain

and glucosamine

and get an xray and MRI scan of your shoulder.