I went to my follow up appointment to the PM doc from my first epidural (Yes, cause I can't afford the other two right now...Nor do I have time to go through a week of recoup when school is starting soon each time.).
He was disappointed that I didn't get much relief if any at all from the first shot, like he expected. He said when that happens the hole in the disc is too big for it to work. He said it is the C7 disc area that is giving me problems. Thinks it is from the car accident from 14 years ago , but can't say for sure. He said I was in no mans land, not bad or time for surgery, but not without spine / disc problems. He also said people don't normally get disc stuff like mine till they are 50 like him. I'm thinking "Thanks man."
He said a few times that all he could do for me now, was the epidurals. He said just to take over the counter stuff (What? r u for real?) like Advil or Motrin. He also thought soma was too strong and to try skelaxin. I haven't tried it but right now my meds are only covered for generic so it would be too expensive each month for that stuff. So I just told him I tried it. Plus my neuro doesn't really like that stuff. He told me to go back to my neurologist to see what he could do for me.
I got the vibe that maybe that my case wasn't worth it to him and or me to keep seeing him, or that maybe my money situation didn't fly with him. It totally could not have been, but I felt a vibe, especially when a doctor such as a pain doc tells you he can't do more for you. He is a good doctor, so I've been told, but he's sorta laid back sarcastic or maybe I just don't get his humor. lol
So yeah, going back to the neuro next week, since he's the only one that wants to help me and help ease my pain with meds.
I know most doctors don't want to see people on pain meds and what not for a long period, never mine not wanting to see a young person such as me (27) on them for a long time, but I can't help it, if I'm in pain that keeps me from life, I gotta do something, have something.
What do you guys think?
I'm just sorta miffed or disappointed.