Okay I need some advice/opinions here on a major issue im having. It's really important. To make a long story short, i've had this weird back pain for awhile now (been going on for MONTHS) It started as a funny pain i've never felt before, in one area on my upper back on the left. It got worse & I went to see m Dr (A new Dr actually) to see what it could be.Basically I went for a few visits, she gave me licoderm patches (which suck) same thing, no help. Recently I went back again because all of a sudden it's like...ka POW. It seems to have gotten SO much worse. it's constant. Burning, tingling, stabbing, itching, cramping, all in rotation. I've been going out of my mind. Basically she and another Dr took a look @ & felt my back again and diagnosed it as a pinched nerve....She gave me amtytriptaline.......which....yeah...sucks too. I scheduled an MRI for this sat, which can't come soon enough b/c i'm scared about whats going on. NOTHING has helped this pain lately. I'm not a cry baby, or weak or a drug seeker....i can take pain, but this is ridiculous. OTC meds do nothing. Today I tried in a non chalant way to see if she may give me something a bit more appropriate for my levels of pain (Not to mention anxiety b/c of all this....insane heart rate, BP through the roof...I work myself up)
No, I got some new piece of crap medication for nerve pain that I refuse to even bother with.
I wanted to go in and see her one more time before I resorted to the ER....
So I suppose my question is if I go to the ER and be honest with them about how much pain I really am in, tell them my problem and that i'm having an MRI, & my dr won't prescribe me anything that will help or has helped me for my pain, will they be likely to prescribe me some painkillers to just get me through the next few days even or anything?? It seems like it would be acceptable, and I have no other options...HELP! Any experiences, advice, input would be helpful, ASAP, because if i'm going to go it is going to be soon. Thank you!!!!!