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New here- Osteoarthritis L5- S1
I am new to the site, Nice to meet you all.
I am in severe constant pain all the time lately..
Recently I found out I have,
Bilateral facet Osteoarthritis L5- S1
I was also diagonsed with degenerative disc desease & bulging disc about a year ago.
I dont have a family doctor, Just a walk in clinic, and I use to go to the pain clinic but stopped getting the epurdurls cause I thought they were making me worse and they didn't work anyway. so I thought, All I have now is Percidan 4 x a day. and I havn't been to the pain clinic since July 29th-2008 to ask for any other help. and because I wasn't taking the percidan 4 x a day because a lady at the decompression center took me on for free I didn't need all the perc's that I had been perscribed.. the doctor at the pain clinic gave out perscriptions to last me for 4 months each time.. and I felt the decompression center was helping me at the time.. now the decompression has ended for more then a month and since then thats when I have been getting pain so severe I dont know what to do anymore. I scream in pain some days to the point .. well I will leave it at that.. it's so bad some days its hard to think about the next hour ahead to be honest. I am 42 years old, and I have had very stiff buttocks with spasms constantly & really severe pain there and in the hips/thighs areas..
I learned also from youtube one thing being excerise's on youtube to help with the glutes area on the thighs/hips area which does help, its pain on pain when doing it though, I can give you some videos from youtube also stating that Potassium, & Magnesium + Calcium, is "suppose" to be Helpfull with muscle spasm ect, due to Deficiency's we could have.. I also cannot sit on my buttocks they hurt so bad too. so right now I have a sponge underneath me while typing. and I just got the Potassium pills last night to try out. and will be trying the Magnesium as well soon hopefully. sorry for all the ranting but I do need someone that understands where I am coming from.
I am also very depressed from all of this due to pain. I cannot even sleep unless I take a pill/s to knock myself out from the pain. I am very desperate right now.
I have a Rheumatholgist appointment in march, will I even live that long. and I also called to book the pain clinic again, and that appointment isn't until another 2 months. I am so lost right now I dont know what to do. I am so afraid that the sever pain will come back in my lower back and mid back. I am honestly terrified now. I pray constantly. I live very close to Toronto,Ontario .."Concord,Ont"
Again thank you for listening to me.
Ps" very depressed