Okay, I have a quick question for my chronic pain friends, I had an ACDF on June 8th, I am almost 5 weeks out, I feel pretty good surgery pain wise. The marjor shoulder pain is gone, arm pain is gone. I am left with neck pain, headaches, (not the horrible ones) I did have those a couple of weeks ago. My major complaint is is the nerve pain. I have nerve pain that radiates down both arms down my spine and into my feet. It feels like when you have a fever and are achy all over but I have no fever. The right thumb hurts like it did before surgery, (that was the nerve that was pinched).
Heres my quandry, I called my pm doc and told them that the nerve pain was really bad and I wanted to try the Lyrica again. I had been on Topamax 200mg a day. I wanted off the Lyrica because I told the pm doc that I was bipolar and I felt like it was making me a bit manic. I called and talked to his nurse she said go ahead and go back on it if you like, just go off the topamax, this was two days ago, I get a call from her saying the pm doc does not want me on the lyrica to stay on the topamax, I already stopped the topamax and statred the lyrica again and my pm doc is on vacation. UGHHHH..... The nurse from pm said to call my neurologists office and ask them what I should do. I just cant believe it the mix up. I had told pm nurse I was staying on the Lyrica no matter what pm doc said, I have to do something to feel better.
I have to say that when I called my neurologists office she was a bit confused as to why I was calling them to get meds filled or questions answered when my ns or pm should be taking care of it.
I guess I am just venting, need my spiney friend to help out here!!!! Thanks Lela