Hello everyone, Well as you are aware I had my first surgery on my lumbar on Feb 7.13. I then had another herniated disc and surgery on May 19,13. I will be seeing my surgeon the end of this month Sept 2013. I have been seeing my neurologist continually since my last surgery as I cannot be pain free. I have severe pain on my left side of my lower back ,buttock to my foot. I can barely walk any where, and standing in one place is almost unthinkable. My neurologist has increased my Lyrica to 350mg per day.I was on 450 mg and I became very confused and couldn't function. I also take Lortabs up to 4x a day. He also sent me for therapy which I felt worse when I left and could hardly make it outside to my car. So here I am waiting for the pain to go away.View Thread
I'm sorry I haven't responded in such a long time. I have had issues with depression. Now I also have a problem with my bladder. Found this out on Monday. So they upped my medication and will see them again in 6 weeks.
Now to my Sciatica issue which is from my back to my left down to my foot. Only one side. I have yet to have a full nights sleep, so I will cat nap as much as I can only can lay on my back. The Neurologist that I see is also a pain management doctor. I take Norco 4 times a day which amount to every 6 hours.. The dosage is 10/325, it on last maybe 3 hours-so I take 2 Aleve as soon as the pain starts again. then I will take my pain medicine at the 6th hour along with 2 Aleve. I have asked my doctor if he will up my dosage a bit and he hasn't. I don't know why. I see him tomorrow and again I will ask. My Sciatica is near severe, mornings I can barely walk, I take 2 Aleve and 1 pain pill. I can barely stand up straight for about 2 hours. My doctor hasn't see this side of me because I tell them I cannot walk in the am and I need to have afternoon appts.View Thread
Thank you - Chronic1008, On Monday I had a Spinal Stimulator put on the outside of my back as a test, to see if this will work. I think I am destine for pain, it has been 3 days and I am not feeling any good results. I did get my doctor to up my pain medication to Lortab 10's, still can feel the pain. I cannot go any where unless I'm using a wheelchair. It has now been almost 9 months and nothing has gotten better. I don't know what I am to do now. I do not own my own Wheelchair, so it's very difficult to go any where except Walmart and the market. For some reason my doctor doesn't want to up the medication I take. My surgeon who did my surgery had another MRI done, he said he see's nothing wrong.. I don't even know what to say to this. There is something wrong. So with the help of my daughter and husband, I have contacted John Hopkins Hospital , they want the last 3 years of MRI's faxed to them. They said if they think there is anything they can do, they will see me ASAP...I hope even to relieve some of the pain. I cat nap all the time because I do not rest the complete night. I do like the quote, which relates to us very much. .I need to get past my depression first. I think you are correct about getting into pain management, I am in pain ever day..today was a very bad day for pain and I couldn't get it under control. Thank you so much for the advice you have given me..Please keep in touch.
Anyone please feel free to write, maybe there is something to add and help me.
My doctor has instructed me through my contract ,should I need other pain medication for other procedures. That you must call you initial doctor to notify him. I have done this twice and all has been fine.
I had back surgery on Feb 7th, from a herniated disc into the nerve root. Since the surgery I have been in alot of pain. I have went back to my Nureologist for help. He has put me on 150 mg a day of Lyrica. I have only been on it for a week and I am still in pain. I can no longer sleep in my bed, I am quessing it's to soft to support my back. I am not sure what has happen. I had sciatica. I still have a litte of this pain down in my lower leg and parts of my foot still numb. I now have sharp pains across my back goes into my hips & groin and down the from of my legs. When I stand to long my left leg hurts so bad I either must sit ddown or bend it upward to get relief.. I have no idea what is going on here. I do go back to see my Nureologist this week?????View Thread
Today, 3/19/13 I went to see my Neurosurgeon, He has set up for me to have an MRI. I have developed also tingling and numbess in my foot. My hip to foot when walking more than 10 feet is excuricating!! It almost feels like the hip is out of place, but when sitting down, I can move and twist with no pain.View Thread
Hi Everyone, I guess I am here to vent or just morale support. On January 24th I was getting out of bed for work. I felt extreme pain from my back all the was down to my toes. It was burning ,hurting, all I could do was pace back and forth. I could not sit. I had previously had made an appointment to see my Nureologist as I was tired to the back pain again. I didn't make it to the appointment! On January 25th I was in my doctors office and he was trying to help me and to prevent surgery with medications. My foot became numb, my doctor sent me to a Nureosurgeon, unfortunately there are only 2 in my town and they work together. I saw this doctor on Feb 5th and he told me that I had herniated dice into the nerve root on L5 S1. He also told me I had scolosis, Arthritis, Degenerative disc disease in back and neck and I had a bone spur on my neck.. Lastly I still have one mor herniated disc in my back. Had surgery, stayed 1 night went home. Doctor prescribed Hydrocodone 5/325 I don't understand pain medication but I know it wasn't working. I called Doctors office and told them I need something a little stronger , they schedule me to come into the office. Doctor called me back into a room and the minute he walked he, he began to yell at me and told me there was no way I should be in pain and I was there to get percotects.. He not only humilated me but he didn't even care that I was still in alot of pain., I tried to talk me him. I went home crying,called my primary doctor and told him I would never see him again, this doctor doesn't even care about me, and I still can't figure out where the percocets came from? My doctor did call the nuero-surgeons office and clear up that I am not some druggy, just because I take alot of medicine and have other health issues going on he assumes. The nureo said must of been a miss understanding. My doctor told me to bite the bullet and go see him for one last time. I made my husband go with me. Told him again that I was in pain and so much that I could not sleep at night.. He told me I must have something on my mind is why I am waking up?? Huh? WHAT!! So he release me to go back to work on 3/21?? So here I am 6 weeks and a few days now I have constant is in now in the front of my legs, when I am standing my left legs hurts so bad and becomes week that I need to lean on something and hold my leg up to ease the pain. When I walk I have pain across my lower back. Doctor Nuro gave me Lyrica 25mg , take 2 pills 3x a day. I have been sleeping on the couch, and all I do is catnap.. I am so frustrated and sad...Please someone give me some insite. Has anyone ever had this happened to them. I would love smoe advice!!
I am so sorry to here about your pain and the stigma that comes along with pain management. I to have seen this alot and I actually experienced this just a very short time ago...Since you cannot get the rest you need (very important) and you are feeling depressed there are two different things you can do.. one is go to Pain Management Doctor.. I would ask around or ask your doctor who they recommend or check it out online. Second I think you need to talk to a therapist, they can prescribe medicine to help with the depression.
I have been dealing with this for years... You need to stand up for your self, if you don't like a doctor, do-not stay with them. Be your own Advicoate....You know your body more than anyone. I wish you the best.