OOOOOOOOOOOk. Here i go .
I received a back injury sept. 09 .It was not an immediate one like a car accident , but simply from being a working class grunt for 10 years and my back finally saying F*** You SIR!!!.
So my Injury:
3 Bulging discs , all minor starting L4 , L5 and one up higher. I have nerve damage at L5S1 going into both legs with no pain or real problems in my left leg and both pain and numbness coming a nd going in my right leg.
I have constant and fluctuation pain in my lower middle back going out to my right buttock . The pain in my back is a pressure , ache , weakness and throb feeling . Im a 27 year old (please dont tell me how young iam and shouldn't be so hurt so early . i hear it from ever RN ) and would say i have a higher pain tolerence then the average person. I boxed for a long time , i have had a lot of other injuries (nothing back) that put the average person down and away , but i walk right through them.
this is my worst pain and since pain is subjective ( iam the subject of objection) my 6 is the average person 8-10 . so its hard to tell people and be properly treated witha high pain tolerance.
4 standard epidural injections 1 facet joint injection . no relief beyond the fentynl and versed given before and the local that wears off 24 hours after.
LOTS of trial and errors.
Hydrocodone has worked the best @10mg
better so then my current regiment of 20mg Oxycontin 2x and 10mg oxycodone 3x.
just taking 40mg total of hydrocodone worked better , however it was starting to give me a ringing in my ears and it was waning as far as my tolerance goes , also giving me and upset stomach (it wasnt the APAP).
I had a flare up a few weeks ago and spent almost a week in the hospital. I was on IV diluadid 2mg every 2 hours and 20mg of Oxycontin ever 12 . It seemed to work pretty well , but then they switched me over to the oral diluadid , naturally so i could continue the same treatment at home till i could see my PM doctor which was in 10 days.
so i got a regiment of 8mg of diluadid every 3 hours and 20mg of oxy ever 12 for 10 days.
DILUADID IS THE F$#@ING DEVIL. dont get me wrong , it worked the best yet , but i forgot alot , even at modified lower dosages . It was like my short term memory was shot.
so i begged my pm doctor to get off it when i saw him (this past monday ) now im on 20mg Oxycontin 2x daily and 10/325 Oxycontin 3x daily . Its simply not working.
I tried telling my doctor that oxycodone related products just dont seem to take care of my pain . I mean if i was looking to get high , sure , it works for that . But its not my intention .
Ive tried MS contin as well and that stuff was a joke at best .
So if there are any suggestions i can ask about for being on a long term ( which my condition is) pain management regiment , id appreciate it. Any kind of medications i can ask about , my doctor is pretty open .