i have MS and Fibro and have particular pain in my lumbar spine, bum, hips and legs.
i've been getting trigger point injections at my pain clinic. the injections basically go from about my bra line, alternating on either side of my spine for about 5-8 injection, then about 6 injections in my tailbone/buttock area, moving on to about 4-6 more on my hip-on both sides. it's A LOT of injections. it's not something i enjoy, but i really do feel like i get relief, so that's good. my pain level goes from a consistent 6-7 to more like a 3-5 depending on the day and activities.
but, what i've noticed lately is urinary hesitancy. in a bad way. i've had to have emergency caths where i unded up having just under 1000ml *one liter* in my bladder, when most people will have the urge to go at about 300ml. it wasn't that i didn't have the urge, i just can't go. i can sit there til kingdom come and nothing. it's awful when i'm out of town and having to do thing when i'm miserable due to such a full bladder, but i just can't go!
i have an appt with a urologist in a couple of weeks....but i'm wondering if anyone else might have had similar issues related to trigger point injections?
not that i'd stop the injections...i'll just learn how to self cath, i guess *sigh*