Have not posted in a while & have not gotten any better.
My last appointment last month with who I thought was my pain management dr. he told me that he wanted me off of the opoids. He has now restricted me to 3 5/325 oxycodone per day. He wanted me to try bio-feedback & then a pain management dr. He told me that pain meds were not the answer. He believes that the biofeedback & muscle relaxers & whatever anti depresent he put me on is plenty to help with the pain. I have not doen the biofeedback but the others I really don't think they do anything at all. When I have not taken them I do not feel that my pain is any different than when I do.
I went to my primary dr. She did refer me to a PM. This PM DR. only reccomends treatment, my PCP must rx any meds. She (my PCP) says that she is not comfortable rxing more than 3 per day. She also told me that after 1 year I should not be on such strong pain meds. The pain that I describe to her does not coinside with my CT scan done earlier this year. She doesn't believe that I should be in the pain that I am in.
I feel totally frustrated & lost. What am I supposed to do? I don't have the reports but do remember they said something about a screw being very close to spine & bone spurs & ddd. I gat very weak & tingly arms & fingers, My neck & shoulders hurt so terribly bad. This does not justify the pain that I am in? I would rather not take any meds. I don't know if she thinks I just want pain meds or not. I really don't know if she quite believes me. I would give anything to go back to my life before surgery. I have not been able to do mush at all since surgery. I go to work, some days can not make a full day because of the pain. I come home to my trusty heating pad & recliner then try to get some sleep.
I don't know if any of this is making any sense. I'm just hoping that it does to someone & will give me some advice.