Ok, so I am 36 years old, I have a 3 year old boy and am on 100mcg Fentanyl patches every 48 hours as well as Morphine IR 15MG's. This has managed my back pain nicely but there is a lingering pain in my leg which started out as a minor annoyance.
This has escalated into full blown pain and other symptoms. When I put pressure on my left leg, I get pins and needles in my left foot. There is a pain that shoots from my lower left side of my back, down my leg and into my foot. I am at a point now where walking is not an option.
I converse with my Dr via e-mail and his initial thought was inflammation in the nerve, stretching, OTC anti-inflammatory meds and heat and ice. Oh and rest, which I cannot do because I burned all my PTO on my back issues.
It is getting to the point now where I am literally going insane. My family is on hold, my life and career are teetering on the brink of destruction and I don't know what to do.
I made an office visit appointment with my Dr for Weds morning but this morning, the pain was so bad, my vision turned white and I began wobbling. My wife ran over to escort me to my chair where I sat and finally got a grip and managed to drive to work.
What is this pain, why won't my unbelivably strong opioids manage it and what is my Dr going to finally do?
I have to assume I am not the only to ever have this pain so what am I looking at here pain wise and med wise?