I know exactly what you are saying. It is basically "pas the patient around". I have had sever back pain and sciatica. I finally gave up exercise, long walks and cleaning my house. I love all 3 of them. I feel better but if I do anything, like walk to much or lift anything it comes back. I would not be afraid to the medicine. I am up to 1 1/2 pills now, but I only do that 2 times a day. If you are a person that develops an addiction easily then you may have concern otherwise I think you can control it. You have to do what enables you to get through life. Physical therapy has never helped me and I have always done it consistantly an exacty what they recommended to me. I have done it for headaches and my back of neither helped. Another site I am on highly recommends acupuncture. You might try it. Good luck LauraView Thread
I really like you! Will you go to the doctor next time I need to go?! I have read several of your comments and I feel like I am getting good information. Thanks so much for putting so much of your time and knowledge into this site! Thanks again from LaurieView Thread
I just started on this blog. When I read your blog I wanted to cry for you, because you sound just like me. I am 60 now so I have had 8 more years of suffering than you have. You feel boxed into a corner with no doctor to help. What good are doctors if they can't spend the time to follow through with you? I would be willing to pay a lot( have to borrow it) to find 1 doctor to help with pain med's, diet, etc.. You hurt so much and are drained of energy and everyone in your life is whizzing around too busy to help. I have fibromyalgia, kidney stones, and several other ailments too. I have started hydrocodone but already feel that I need to take more to get the same relief. My psychologist was the one why finally prescribed it for me. No one else would even considered it. They were adamantly against it. I just couldn't believe that I could sit in their office and cry and be told just go and suffer. Just wanted you to know that I know what you mean when you say you aren't a wife, morther, friend etc.View Thread
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