I never thought I would still be using this forum 3 years after my L4/L5 fusion. But, here I am and worse than ever. I still suffer from chronic pain, lower back, hips, buttocks, inner and upper thighs. Burning and tingling in lower legs and feet. And newest symptoms, I feel like something is crawling on my legs and burning spots on the tops of my feet, like someone is putting a cigarette out on me. I still go to pm, she is great! But, I am so greatly frustrated at this time. My official diagnosis is FBSS...I finally filed for disability in August this year. I am 46 years old and feel 86. I take my meds ( er pain meds, bt pain meds, anti-inflammatory, lyrica, muscle relaxer) like I am supposed to and still suffer far too much. I have gone to the ER twice in the last 2 months when the pain has just been out of control. Love those injections that allow me to stop feeling like screaming my head off. My family doesn't get it, neither do my friends.
My pm wants to change my er med to Methadone. I am up in the air about this. Can you methadone users give me some info on your experiences with it? I am not asking for specific medical advice, just how it controls your pain, if you have had to wean off of it, side effects? I know that is a lot of info I am asking for. I just need to know how others have done with it and if they would recommend.
Thanks for reading my rambling!!