Hi everyone, I have had a spinal fusion and still have lots of pain. I am on MS Contin 120 mg. twice a day, Neurontin 800 mg 3 times per day, Zanaflex 2 per day, Zoloft 100 mg. 1 per day, and Mobic 1 per day. My problem is that I can't remember words, I can tell you what they mean but not the word. I am so embarrassed by this and very upset. Is any of these medicines causing this problem? Please help me. I work in an office and sometimes can't remember the word and I'm sure they think I'm crazy.View Thread
Hello everyone, I am an L4-L5 fusion with 2 rods 6 screws. My surgery was 5 years ago. My surgeon told my family after surgery that my nerves were all tangled up in my back and he had to untangle them. I am having a bad flare up of pain and it feels like I have an electrical current running thru my back. It's hard to explain. I am on MS Contin 120 mg twice per day, Zanaflex, Neurtontin, Flexeril, Mobic and Zoloft. Does anybody have these issues? I don't know if I would have been better off to not have had the surgery. I am always in pain. And yes I get that feeling of hopelessness as I do not have insurance and am only able to work part time.
You guys are awesome, I think the old adage "2 heads are better than one", or three in this case is very true. If anybody else has any suggestions I would appreciate it. I applied for Medicaid but all I could get is the Family planning part of it. Well I'm 49 years old, my kids are grown, don't need any birth control. I do have someone handling my case, and I have listed the Fibromyalgia.
My Dad took me to UAB in Birmingham, AL to the ER and they told us about a charity program they have for people like me. So I am on my way to fill out the application and then see someone there from Spine NET.View Thread
I forgot another thing. My eyesight is getting really bad. Some days I can see okay and other days everything just goes together. This is something that has just started. Is this caused from the medicine? Also, I have different places from day to day that are numb. Sunday is was the ends of my fingers on my right hand. Other times it might be my toes. Is this related to any of these things?View Thread
Thank you for validating this feeling, I felt crazy for saying it because I was afraid no one would understand. I usually only experience this when I have a flare up. Blood pressure 168/108 due to severe pain. My doctor really doesn't have a diagnosis except it is a flare up. My problem is that I have no insurance. My doc wants me to have another MRI but I can only work part time due to my back. I have applied for disability but of course had to appeal my case. I do use a pillow between my knees, that's the only way I can sleep on my left side. The doc also says that I have Fibromyalgia, could that have anything to do with me not being able to sleep on my right side?View Thread