I feel HORRIBLE when I read everyone elses problems on here and realize that my issues are really nothing compared to everyone elses ......but here is my issue.....PAIN THAT I CANT LIVE WITH
Here is my hx and I am hoping someone who reads this will have a miracle cure for me.....
I was in a riot at work (I am an officer) and a guy grabbed my leg. I fought him off and went about getting everyone under control. Later that day, my leg and back were sore. I went to a ortho surgeon later that week and ended up having 2 knee surgeries. I continued to complain of my back and finally a month later got a MRI. Well of course it only shows small SS and Bulges at 4mm each in the L4 - S 1 region. I also had two EMGs and they also show nerve damage in that same area.
I have been to several docs for the back and they all say no surgery - that I should live with the pain.
Well now my only doc is PM and he is trying different injection locations in order to locate the nerve damage and to try and get my pain under control. My issue is that here we are two years later and I cannot deal with this anymore. Seriously I just want to scream and NEED help!
here are some things that I have tried......
I am on SOOO many meds: neurontin 2600mg a day, cymbalta 60mg, vicodin 500/5 every 4 hrs, soma 350 PRN, vit b1, b6, and b12 2000 a day, fentanyl 50mg every 24 hrs, lidoderm around the clock and flector around the clock. I also have to take SEVERAL laxatives in order to help things move and thyroid meds (due to cancer when I was 20)