Well I was referred to a doctor in Iowa City from a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic who said I should have a discogram done because my discs looked bad on my mri. He was the first one who ever said anything about my mri looking abnormal. He couldn't understand why people weren't trying more diagnostic techniques with me.
So I went to this new doctor and he said he refused to do a discogram on me because there was nothing on my mri that looked wrong. He said he would do a facet joint block. Well I had it and it never worked, it actually gave me worse leg pain. I went back to see him again and he basically gave up. He said there is nothing on the mri to show that you should be in pain and I'm not going to keep doing tests on you because you're so young. So he won't try any more diagnostic tests on me. He gave me freaking anti inflammatories and told me to come back in 6 months. Do you know how many different doctors have given me anti inflammatories? About 5 now. Do you know how many have worked. None.
So what am I to do now? I kept thinking all it took was the right doctor who would help me but now I believe no one will help me because my mri isn't bad enough. No one will help me because I'm too young. It's too risky to do disco grams and injections on me because they can't see anything wrong. I don't think they understand what bad of pain I'm in. If they understood they would know that I am willing to take those chances. I have to take pain pills every day 3 times a day. I hate them! They think because I'm so young the only reason I take them is for the good feelings. I've been taking them long enough that I don't even get good feelings and more. All I feel is a little less crappy.
Not to mention that every doctor lectures me on the pain pills. This doctor told me to stop taking them and just take the anti inflammatories. First of all that's really dangerous to just quit cold turkey with Tramadol. Second, I would probably end up in the emergency room if I couldn't take the pills. The pain is so unbearable when I can't take the pills. I have forgotten them before and gone on long drives and it is absolutely the worst thing ever.
Ok so that's what's going on with me now. Nothing. I'm at yet another dead end. I am so done with all of this. Why even go back to the doctor? No one will help me. Just because this wasn't in there med school books they think this isn't possible. Am I going to feel like crap the rest of my life? I'm 20 freaking years old. It's ridiculous. The doctors don't listen. They don't care.
I'm sick of talking about my back pain. I'm so sick of dealing with this. I just want to be done with all of this.