Thank you for replying ) As far as I know, I will be seeing a spine specialist and I will definitely do what ever it takes to help ease the pain. I know I won't get 100% better, but something is better than nothing right? The meds I'm taking are Baclofen (10 mg. muscle relaxer 3 times a day), Ibuprofen (800 mg. twice a day for pain and inflammation), along with Tramadol (37.5 mg./325 mg. to help with the Ibuprofen). However, I try not to take the Tramadol too much though. It makes me loopy.
I have been going through incontinence for 4-5 months now; which now I have to use pads most of the time. Honestly I hate it, but I deal with it. )
I did read your story and it truly touched my heart (it also made me cry). I'm sorry you went through and continue to go through the pain you do. How have you been lately? Has anything gotten a little better? Is this what I will probably go through? I must admit, it scares me a lot because I don't want to lose everything I worked so hard for. Maybe I am worrying too much, but I can't help it.
I will do as you suggested and will also keep you posted on any update I find out. Thank you Joy and God Bless.
My name is Tanya. I was in the MS group, but I finally found out what's going on with me. I have Spinal Stenosis in C5-C6. However, the pain is not just in my neck. It is also between my shoulder blades. There are times that I can hardly walk, move, or even sign my name because it has affected my whole left side; and has moved or spread (if it is even possible) to my right side too. I am finally going to see a spine specialist, but not really looking forward to it. I won't take pain pills unless I have surgery because I had a drug habit 22 years ago. Doe anyone have any suggestions? Maybe some exercises and tips that may help me? The pain is unbearable most of the time.
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