Hi all. Been reading here for a couple days and this seems like a wonderful place for the support I'm needing. I have been in pain for months now. I have no insurance so I sucked it up and went about my business, working two jobs and raising my 8 year old daughter. I'm 27 and a single mom. I have gone to the doctor's finally (last week) and he sent me for an ultrasound of my kidneys - thought i had stones or something. No stones. Prescribed me 21 hydrocodone 5/500 which are almost gone at this point. I suffer all day until I can get home and take one and have a little relief.
The pain is mostly in my upper middle back between my shoulder blades. Some days it's in my lower back and feels like something is digging into my colon / intestines? Those days I also have sciatic pain shooting down my leg every ten seconds and my foot goes numb.
My doctor will not do anything else for me - says no point to an X-Ray and I can't afford an MRI. I told them to just go ahead and prescribe the MRi and I will figure it out - I can't live like this anymore. Worked 14 hours yesterday and cried for 8 hours of the day.
He won't do it. Being as i don't have insurance - where do I go next? A chiropractor? A pain doctor? Another PCP? Sliding fee scale clinic?
Need to mention I was on depoprovera for 6 years of my life as well, never told about risk of osteoporosis, but worried about this now. Should I get a bone density scan?
I don't know what to do just know that i feel alone and miserable and hopeless and i just want to lay in bed and cry.