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My Chronic Pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,606
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Chronic Pain
Well i have chronic pain everyday of my life maybe you guys can help. I am 20 years old got rear ended at 55mph when we were at a dead stop i was the passenger in a dodge ram 1500 truck. It totalled both vehicles my head went through the back windshield.
I have Dejenerate Joint Disease,Spinal Stenosis, Osteolcondrosis, and shurmanns disease i also have 3 bulged disc 1 small herniation at L4 and compressed nerve. I go to the doc on the 20th how do i go above talking to him and getting him to understand and help improve my quality of life. As of now its EDITED. 10hrs of sleep a week, cant eat no appetite due to pain. I also have lost bowel and bladder controls.
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  • If you have lost bowel and bladder control, that's something that screams go to the Emergency Room!
  • Also the pain i am in is AGONY i have had hydrocodone, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Oxycodone worked pretty good knocked my pain in half, fentanyl took it all away. But i dont want them i want something i can take once in the am once in the pm and something for the break through pain. My doc no longer will perscribe my narcotics because of my age, he knows my pain but cant help me. I do pysical theropy 3-4 times a week and can no longer do it without pain meds way to painful. I am not a seeker i am a person is chronic pain who cant do 90% of what he used to do. I have a new appt i cant clean up due to the pain, lost my college year due to this and my work ability. Please HELP.
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  • My doc sais its prolly from the medicine my bladder lose, to embarressed to tell him about that but i will talk about it on the 20th with my new doc.
  • How long has it been since you lost control of your bowels?
  • Happened on the 12th of august i have been really mistreated by doctors since june of 08 my problem started october 2007!
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  • Have you told ANY doctors that you have lost control of your bowels and bladder. This could become permanent if left unattended for very long!!!

    http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/patient_e/cauda.asp

    Here's some info on cauda equina that might help you understand why I am so concerned.
  • I havent seen a doc since the bowel but im in so much pain i wanna go to the er but the money i gotta pay isnt worth it. They know about loss of bladder my family doc sais its prolly from the meds. Bowel loss havent told anyone yet on the 20th i will talk to my doc its a new one, this place take 21 and under kids in chronic pain. I am in agony I have ordered 90 somas and 600 count of the 500mg DLPA for my pain for now untill i hear on the 20th if i can get something to help with this god aweful pain.
  • Chronic,

    A trip to the ER now is far less expensive than a life with permanent paralysis and damage. Do you want to wind up going around with a catheter and a poop bag your entire life?

    Waiting until the 20th may work or may not work. It's like playing Russian Roulette with your lower body.
  • Listen, i have been so mistreaded and shut down by so many doctors saying i am way to young for narcotics no matter what the pain. My one doc tells me its all in my head so he doesnt have to write me anything. I have chronic pain and discomfort all day long, i havent had thte chance to tell anyone i just feel so beatdown and giving up. I just cant take another rejection. Telling the people at the er is what gonna give me a script of 20 p5/325 my insurance runs out tomarrow.
  • I TOTALLY agree with haglandc about having that checked out immediately! You don't want to mess around with something that could effect you for the re of your life (not that your pain doesn't effect you). You may be able to get some relief from your pain, but you don't want to leave the other problems and just hope that they don't last a lifetime. You are way too young to have to deal with this! I think that the embarrassment you may have for telling your symptoms to the doctor would probably be much less than the hell you might endure if you don't. Have it checked please! Take charge of your care.
    also, if the insurance is up tomorrow, today is a great day to be checked out! Your insurance may extend if you have something that needs to be addressed right now (I'm not sure about this). Good luck!
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