In my most recent blog you will see that my pain managment denied me vicoden and prescribed me nuerotin. Last night was rough. Very rough. Ive been pretty much staying laying in bed the past couple of weeks but I need to get out every now and then to buy groceries. Yesterday I bought groceries and got a new phone (mine was falling apart) I am single, live alone, and have no family in the state of Texas so I have to manage my needs by myself. Im very independent so that is ok with me.
The problem is after doing just that small amount of stuff last night was absolutely hell for me and my back. I took the nuerotin and it didnt do much of anything. A bit later I took celebrex and that honestly helped the most (it usually does) then I took tramodol to take the remainder off. It helped too but I still had breakthrough pain.
Most of my pain is actaully in the thoracic and its not really pain at all. Its more like extreame ache and burn. Its like someone has a blowtorch and running along certain parts of my spine and keeping it there. I think because I have 3 Degenerative discs there. My thoracic acts up and so does my lumbar. Dont get me wrong I have sciatic pain but its usually relatively mild (compared to what some of you guys have and the sciatic pain you explain). Mild twitching, mild electric shock, mild tingling, mild muscle weakness. Like I said its usually burn/ache though, which someone would think is not that bad compared to pain. Well it is! It gets so bad sometimes I think my mind is shutting down.
Both my thoracic and lumbar areas were out of control last night. Right now thank God the nerves or something is still asleep because its not that bad. Sometimes Ill wake up and it hurts and there are times I toss and turn but after a good sleep the nerves/discs are relatively mild.
What do you guys recommend for medication for severe ache/burning? I know you are not doctors but I need to find another pain management clinic and ask them about stuff. Not just get handed somethinig without the doc explaining what it does like last time. My mom said Lyrica. Would that work or is it similar to Neurotin? Does the Neurotin take a while to work (over days)? Thanks in advance.