I joined this forum because I need someone to talk with that understands my situation.
I am going to whine a little bit here so I thank you in advance just for listening.
So, to start, I can't hardly talk with my wife or relatives anymore because thay are burdened enough with their issues. And if it weren't me that is in pain then I will have to admit that it would be very difficult to listen to someone whine about their situation 24\7.
I have Degenerative Disc Disease. My pain management doctor has me on oxycodone, 3 - 40mg tabs every 8 hours.
I have had a total of about 7 injections. At the time they were a godsend. Now I am in a scary situation that I just don't understand.
I have lower back pain that is extremely intense. I have never encounered pain like this before.
The most scary part is that it seems the oxy pain relief is not working anymore.
I had an injection Thursday but I believe they went in the wrong place. My pain is at hip level and he went in nearly at the bottom of my spine at my plumbers crack.
The excrutiating pain has subsided but I am in constant pain that I can barely cope with and the meds just aren't working anymore. Last weekend was the worst. I took 7 in one day with no relief whatsoever, not even any kind of 'high' that is always associated with this pain med. It is as if my body refuses to accept it anymore. I can't help but feel that God has raised his hand against me and is determined for me to suffer. Why I do not know. Constant prayer is not helping either.
Have any of you heard of or experienced this kind of situation to where the pain medication just does not work anymore?
If so, please tell me so I don't feel the way I do.
I am very depressed over this(as you might tell)
I had to beg the Back Institute to get me in for an injection. The doctor I see has 0 empathy and I think is stuck on whoever comes thru her door is just trying to get some drugs. I can feel it and see it in her eyes. She is like a robot. I am so sick of being made to feel quilty because I have this condition.
I am just generally sick of being trapped by this situation. I have scheduled another injection but I have to go in for a meeting first to discuss it before they will give me an injection. That appt is one week away and then it will be another week before I can get the injection.
My plan is to wean myself off of this drug and eventually get off entirely to having maybe a couple of vicodin a day as needed if we can get this worst pain down to a manageable level. The withdrawl from these meds is the most awful experience I have ever had to face. When I try to space my next doseage out to try and wean myself back down I go into severe depression and actually experience feelings of panic as if my life is ending.
So as it stands I am faced with trying to live with this pain, the pain meds giving minimal relief and waiting 2 weeks before I can get an injection in the right place.
It just seems like everything has turned against me, no matter what I try to do. The most recent devastation being the injection in the wrong place.
If anyone lives on the Dallas Texas area and can refer me to a good injection doctor who will take patients in on emergency cases please, oh lord, please tell me. The back doctors I have been to just do their injections on one or 2 days of the week. They gather all of us up and do a herd at a time. Last weekend I went to the hospital but there was nothing they could do except give me a prednisone pack that does little to nothing.
Well, thx. It makes me feel better talking about it and thank you for listening. I hope my next post will be more upbeat