Hello Spencer, A herniated disk in your neck eh? Total OUCH!!! I have arthritis in my neck and also a disk is thinning and is being pushed down on one side which can cause me a great deal of pain when its acting up. I have Scoliosis which causes my back pain and an old injury is cause tail bone pain and some kinda crazy thing causing woman pain. I am so tired of pain, just as I'm sure you and everyone else on this board is.
Doesn't Lyrica cause you brain fog? I can hardly think while on it.
Anyways you take care of yourself. I hope someone, some where can find the answer to your pain.View Thread
Hello, Im so sorry that your Dr. treated you this way. Its very unprofessional. I recently had an issues with my pain specialists apt. scheduler. This person is always a jerk. The last time I called he was even worse. All I wanted to do was make an apt. to have my procedure done but the jerk gave me a hard time. So I emailed the CEO of the company. With in one hour after sending the email, the PMS office called and scheduled my procedure. If your PMS is part of a company, then write an email to the CEO or call and ask to talk to the supervisor. Also, isn't it against the law for your Dr. to send your medical records to someone else, with out you signing a paper?
I hope you find a new Dr. real soon and can get your meds filled.View Thread
Dennis, Wow, Methadone and Morphine?? Not sure what Methadone is but it sounds major. I wish that my Dr.s would prescribe Morphine for me. That stuff works GREAT!!! But I have only had it when I was in the hospital. gggrrr. Its amazing that such pain meds didn't work for you. You must be in some terrible pain. Is your pain caused by a pinched nerve? Can they do any RFA procedures on your nerves maybe? I hope your PMD can fix your pain issue. Take it easy and take care. View Thread
Hello An, The dry mouth is a horrible side effect isnt it? Lyrica gives me terrible dry mouth so I'm constantly chewing gum and drinking water. I have heard of thrush and heard you can get it from steroids but Im not quite sure what thrush is. I will have to look it up. So sorry about your pain. You poor thing. I feel for you. I hope your doing better now.
A WebMD Health Ambassador, hhhmmm, how to explain?! Back in November I received an email from WebMD inviting me to be one of their Ambassadors which they also invited me to a private board only for the Ambassadors. They said that being an Ambassador means that I would be invited to try new products, (which they sent me some lotion to try, I did, wrote how I liked it and sent a pic. as directed and they put it in the WebMD magazine), I also had access directly to the moderators, and was encouraged to give my opinions on WebMD related things. Then when the Moderators disappeared , us Ambassadors were left on our own. I miss the moderators. Anyways, thats kinda sorta what an Ambassador is.
Oh NO!!! You have issues down south too? That is horrible. Ive had this for over two years. Ive been put on numerous pills, tried ointments, oils, suppositories and even HCG shots but everything has failed. Ive seen Gyno's, vuvla specialists and now my pain specialist has been doing procedures, RFA's on my nerves but so far they have not helped. I am having a different procedure done next week, hopefully that will help. If everything fails, my last resort is surgery.
For temporary relief I use a bit of A and D ointment to protect the skin and also I sit on an ice pack. I wear dresses and skirts and don't wear underwear. I've also changed my body soap to sensitive skin soap with out dyes or scents. Ive done the same with my laundry soaps.
I've also created a WebMD vulva and vaginal pain support board. I wanted to create a place for other women to go where ppl understand what they are going through. I feel for any woman going through pain. I hope that your doing better.View Thread
Hi peeps, I have nerve pain in the most sensitive of areas (down south), called Vulva Lichen Simplex Chronicus, anyways I have tried Gabba- Pentine (sp) and Amaptryptiline (sp) but they failed to help. Then I was put on Lyrica which took the pain away completely for almost two months. It was Heaven. Then the Lyrica stopped working as well so they upped the dose to three times a day. Even upping the dose didn't help much. I continue to take Lyrica because it takes the edge off, sometimes, and other times NOTHING. Can any of you suggest some other pain meds to try for nerve pain?
Also, Lyrica can scramble my brain, I can't concentrate, remember things, and doing anything thing that requires brain function, forget it. Plus I'm on Tramadol and Methocarbamol for chronic neck, back and tail bone pain. Also Lorazepam for anxiety but I also use it when my pain meds. cause breathing problems. So mix all of those together and I'm really in another world. uuggghhh. I sometimes wonder if all of these drug are damaging my inner body and/or brain. I feel like a zombie sometimes and would love to just feel like myself again. Do you guys feel the same way?View Thread
Because of my VLSC pain issue I have been seeing a Pain Specialist. Ive posted on here about my Pudendal Nerve RFA (didn't work) and my Ganglion Par RFA (also didn't work), So now they are going to do a Peripheral Nerve Block. I'm not sure that I even know what it is. So I'm going into this blind. All I know is the Dr. said they may do it through my vulva area, ouchie. I'm actually hoping that they do because that is where my pain is. But the last two procedures they did in my lower back area.
Has anyone had a Peripheral Nerve Block? Can you tell me a bit about it? I have the procedure tomorrow. The Dr. never goes into details, she just pretty much points at the pic. on the wall and says "here is the peripheral nerve". The apt. is quick and fast, to the point, no explanations and I am left wondering WTH is going on? My pain specialist isn't the one doing the procedure, its a surgeon who does it. She just sends the orders to him.