Current Medical Condition -
Primary: Ruptured L4 L5 disk, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease and Fibromyalgia...........Secondary: stenosis of the lower spine, several bulging disks in the T region, L5 nerve root compression, scoliosis, depression, constant pain and under active thryroid.
Diagnostic Tests: Multiple MRI's and blood work
Results of the above tests: see the above
Medications: Fentanyl patches 75mcg/hr--one every 72hrs, Hydrocodone 10/325 2 every 4hrs, Savella 100mg 2x's a day, Cyclobenzaprine 10mg, 2pills in a.m. and p.m., Amtryptiline(?) 10mg bedtime.
How long: the past 5 yrs...gradual decline initially. Decreasing mobility and pain tolerance.
Doctors: PCP, Neurosurgeon
It is finally to the point where I have begun my search for answers. I know surgery (probable multiple per both drs) is awaiting me. My mobility has greatly been reduced just in the last 6 mths. My ability to function and cope with the pain is also decreasing, interfering with my daily ability to function. A friend directed me here and raved about the people and knowledge available. I look forward to making friends that understand what I am going through. Thank you!