Ok, so today was a total wreck. I couldn't even walk. Probably the worst pain in my spine to date. I posted the whole story already, under pain medications titled y'all were right. I have a question that I think would be better asked in its own thread.
After calling my PCP today, the office called me back, and said the doctor would like to know what exactly I would like him to do for me. I told her "I don't even know what he can do for me, but I can't get a hold of my neuro, and I am in severe pain" She asked if I have tried taking tylenol. I told her that yes I have, and I have been taking max doses of tylenol, Ibu, and/or naproxen for the last year. She says, ok, so don't take anymore of that. Let me talk to the doctor again, and call you back. She calls back and says:
"Dr. says that narcotics are not for long term use. There is nothing he can do for you" Then she scheduled an appointment for next week.
I am going to PT
Getting epidural next week
I cannot have surgery
I've been to my PCP, a PM, a Neuro, a NS... are there any other doctors that I should be consulting?
Is that really all there is for me? Is there no other non-narcotic pain reliever? We've tried everything, so now you just have to deal with it? I'm certain there are meds specifically designed for long term use, am I wrong?