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a different type of pain anyone else?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,899
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Lower Back Pain
Most people I know personally have some pain about 70-90% of the time. Mine comes in infrequent but painful episodes.

I have been suffering with this for well over 20 years. An MRI revealed herniated disc which was no surprise to me. At this point the diagnosis serves no purpose since I am still not able to get a handle on it.

What is so baffling about my case is that I will go several months to almost a year without an incident and then wake up one day unable to move, stand,sit or walk. My last episode ended with a ride in an ambulance and 3 days in the hospital. I was not responding to most of the pain meds. The ones that work, the doctor will not refill.

I woke up Tuesday in severe pain and it is now Friday with no change in my condition.

Anyone else have episodes rather than chronic pain?
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  • In some ways I have the same type of pain as you do. I have chronic pain every single day but also have severe episodes at least once a month. My doc has me on methadone which is extremely loooooong acting and percocet for my episodes. He says that I am just going to have times when my back goes out on me. But, he treats my pain with meds. Have you considered seeing another doc that will actually give you meds so that when you feel it coming on you can start taking the meds? Pain is much harder to control once it is allowed to get elevated. If you start treating it at the first signs it is much easier to control. Have you ever tried muscle relaxers? When I have my "episodes" they help me tremedously. I would not have believed that I was having spasms until the muscle relaxers worked. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
  • I'm not a professional, BUT- maybe the reason you have flare ups instead of pain all the time is die to inflammation which will cause irritation to the nerves. Also, a shift in your vertebrae can cause compression on a nerve which will cause you pain. These are just ideas of course...
  • I just got out of the hospital. I went in shortly after my post. I was successful getting the doctor to give me a supply of meds to try to catch it on the onset.

    I'm home with morphine flexeril and dilaudid. I hope it lets up soon since these strong meds are not really working.
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