The pain is really bad. The NP at my NS office wants me to go to the ER down at University of Penn, which is an hour away from me. My fear, though, is that I will get there and they will tell me there is nothing they can do for me. The pain I am having is literally like an electric shock everytime I move. If I am sitting still, I am fine. As soon as I get up and start moving, it is like a shock going through my back. It is truly a horrific pain, and has gotten significantly worse over the last 2 days.
Here is what I have tried...Prednisone, heating pad, hot showers, flexeril, oxycodone, diclofenac, extra strength Tylenol, bedrest, etc. Nothing..is..helping, and it is making me physically ill. Everytime I feel this "shock," it literally makes my stomach turn. I even threw up once this morning because of it. I also can't help but scream obscenities every time I feel it...it is THAT bad.
I just don't know what else to do. They ordered a new MRI, but I probably won't be able to have it done until next week. The easiest solution to that would be to go to the ER, where my NS is affiliated, because they'll be able to do the MRI then. The NP said they would call ahead and let them know I am coming, since I am coming from an hour away. However, I really don't want to go there, only to have them push more meds on me, which do not help. All it does is add more meds to my ever-growing home pharmacy that I have got going on here. Seriously...if I really wanted to, I could sell even half of what I have and make a small fortune! I am sure many of you can relate.
Is there anything else that I can try, that you can think of? Please...I am desperate!