Hi Dollymaz and Fed,
Thank you Dolly, for the info and advice about acupuncture.......very helpful. Sorry to hear you suffer too with pain. Since being on Madopar (July), my pain has thankfully got a lot better. If I stand cooking or baking, for any length of time, then I do get it across my shoulder blades.
Oh Fed, I bet you're FedUp. So sad to hear that your pain has come back and the possible reason is a prolapsed disc. You sound in AGONY........so how do you manage to keep your sense of humour and make all your problems sound lighthearted? This friggin' disease has a lot to answer for.
I can sympathise with the deafness, as my right ear is totally blocked with wax and putting drops in has only made it worse. I get a certain pleasure out of the snap, crackle & pop going on in there though. And no, I didn't put a Rice Crispie in my ear! My deafness has come at completely the wrong time, as I am the Prompt in our village pantomime and opening night is tonight!! Cinderella had better make sure she hears the clock strike midnight, 'cos I might not!
I hope this typing is loud enough!