My husband found this site for me last night; While I'm sorry that we all have to be here, I'm grateful that there is a place we can find understanding and support.
I have had two failed back surgeries, the first in '97,
the second fourteen months later (an attempt to correct the first mistake.) Lower lumbar: L4, L5, S1 with front and back(own)fusion with implementation.
--I was on pain meds. following the surgeries (oxycontin, vicodin, soma) until I received my morphine pump in 2000.
--Included in the pump are baclofen and clonidine; I am having the clonidine removed from the concentration because it is causing major tooth loss. I'd like everyone to know that clonidine can, and often does, cause a change in saliva composition that leads to excessive dry mouth, thereby causing teeth to decay. It can take years (in my case seven) for this to be noticeable, unfortunately.
--I also have severe muscle tightening/spasms, that are treated with trigger point and Botox injections.
I received some tp shots today and really can't sit here much longer.
--I just wanted to introduce myself tonight. Thanks for reading my story.