So I had an injection on Dec. 1. At the time I thought it was a nerve block, but after seeing how it was billed I guess it was just an epidural injection. For over a year now the pain has been mostly on my left side. But occasionally it was on my right side too. So he did a bilateral injection. As soon as it was over I hurt bad. I had maybe 5 minutes of relief, and I told him that. He told me to wait a couple days and see what happens. After about a week of constant pain, in which I didnt' get out of bed, I went back on all my meds, which took away the pain on my left side. But now my right leg hurts. Since the dr who did the shot was so rude to me, I did not go back to him. Instead I made an appt with my reg dr. to figure out what to do next.
She sent me in for a test and some bloodwork to rule out a blood clot in my calf, which it did. The pain is getting unbearable. Friday I tripped over my dogs chain and fell on the ground hard, but it didn't seem to really hurt me. Last night I slipped in the kitchen and my left leg got stretched out and I fell again. Today I'm in massive pain. My foot which used to go numb just every now and then, has been numb for over the past hour. Even my right arm is hurting. I give up! It just seems like I keep getting worse and the doctors are wanting to help me even less.
When I went to my primary dr. she refused to take me off work for any longer and also without telling me, cut all my pain meds in half. I got home from the pharmacy and she cut me down from a 50 to a 25 fentanyl patch, and instead of 1 hydrocodone every 6 hours, I now can only take 2/day. I do have an appt. with my Neurologist in two weeks, but I'm not sure I can manage to wait that long. Also in the past two days I've been getting a stabbing pain down my left leg that feels like someone is taking a sharp knife down my bones
I just wonder if the ESI did more damage than good, if that is even possible. And why do none of the dr. I see think this is a big deal?? My pain is real, it hurts! But one look at my scans and I swear they think I'm making it all up!
I just want to be better. I have 4 kids I need to keep up with. It just seems like every one is getting tired of me and I'm starting to feel crazy