I've been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease, spurs, bulging disks, and spinal stenosis. Ive had my first epidural steroid injection today and Im in worce pain now than I've had in a while. It ranks a 10 in my book I've been sent home with no pain meds and the tramadol that my regular doc prescribed does not work. I tried to call her and get something else but she won't prescribe anything else stronger. I tried calling today and they were out of the office till Monday. I've been told to go to the er but I'll try to give it till the morning. I am not happy with my doc but with my ins it's hard to find one that will take it and all the ones I wish to see I need a referral to see them. WHAT DO I DO ??????