I work in a nursery, I walked 20 ft to turn the water on.
All of a sudden my legs and arms felt like I was running while standing still, my bp was 180/100, go to ER, follow up with Dr.
Legs and top of knees severe pain, I really can't walk, take baby steps
Been to ER 6 times, seems all they do is let you lay there till your BP goes down or they give you percoset, one time got a pain in IV, again let me lay there for 4 hrs or so till pain passed. rx for vicodin 5/500
seen neuroglist, had bone scan, all ok there, no need to go to Neurology anymore.
Had MRI of lower back, CT scan of abdomen, CT scan of head, legs xray, Utlrasound of legs.
The ultrasound of legs showed small blockage, the vascular surgeon didn't think this could cause something happening in both legs, he could not figure why both legs affected.
Had the nerve conduction test (the pins inserted into back for reflexs and small shocks to reflexs, nothing unusual there
Then a more detailed ultrasound where they put all those BP cuffs on your legs & arms.
Today I go back to the vascular surgeon to see the results of that
Med's Gabapentin 300mg 3x day
Vicodin (I try not take this, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tablet at times, especially if I need to walk more)
My regular MD acted like it was some kind of sin to ask for vicodin and was suggesting Ultram, I took that years ago for sleep, finally she gave me 10 tablets.
I now need to use the motorized wheelchair when I go into a store and use a cane
I don't know what I am going to do if this vascular surgeon does not find anything.
The Gabepenin isn't cutting it anymore, my regular MD says if nothing is found I'll need to go to pain management for pain and med's, I say if you can't find where the pain is coming from how is pain mgmt going to help, are they going to give me something for pain.
I'm worried about the Gabapentin and the dose, I can't stand the pain anymore, the whole summer wasted, no plant sales cause I can't walk and do my thing.
I know people have it a lot worse, this has ruined my life, I just can't go on like this, I'm worried I'm going to lose my legs.