Hello I am writing to find out if anyone else has encountered Severe Pain Upon Waking in All of my Joints in my Body, When I first wake up in the Morning I have to lay in bed, and I feel Very Stiff, I also feel Horrible Throbbing pain in all of my Joints. What I do is I reach over for my pain meds which consist of Opana ER 10mg and I take 1 Norco 10/325 I lay there until the meds kick in then I get up slowly and go about, making coffee and taking my shower or get dressed depending if I have soaked the night before in a warm bath.
I have recently had a Radio Frequency Ablation at c6 & c7 Bi-lateral do to a non-union at those levels. I cannot have this surgery to fuse at this point in time because I am not strong enough to go thru the Surgery, I had the RFA on 11/27/12 when i wake up it feels like I put my right hand in a Hot Oven like 400 degrees I grab a ice pack ,as I cannot take any of the Nerve pain medications, I have tried and cannot Tolerate the side effects. I have to see Pain Dr, again in January, but he has written A Bloodwork, and I am needing a MRI of lumbar beccause I am having issues with pain there also. I do have DDD. I have had to fill out Paper work to file for Financial Aid to Help pay for these Tests. I am not working, I had a ACDF 4-7 in 2010. I have filed SSDI last March, was denied once already, awating the next decision which I am sure I will be denied again, but I am not giving up, because I am not able to work in this Type of Pain. I am a Corporate Travel Agent and it is a Very Fast Paced, Stressful job, and there is No room for errors, or being slow. The Medications I take makes me very forgetful and I get frusterated very easily. As I am typing this topic I have pins and needles in my finger tips on my right hand.
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