The over-the-counter tablets are now giving me about 2 hours pain relief out of every 4 hours. So there is some improvement. However, I have now gone 2 nights without any real sleep and have that yucky feeling that two days of popping Paracetamol gives you. But, brave, little martyr that I am, I persevere.
There is no need to send in emails full of sympathy this time as you have already done that in spades which, as a male with a very low pain threshold and who "wants his mummy," I am extremely grateful.