I am new to this forum, and thrilled and saddened by what I read.
I have a pile of back issues, L4-5 needs a fusion, L3 is marginal, slipage, arthritis, spurs, etc.
Both my o\Ortho and GP say they will perscribe anything more than Tramadol because everything else is too addictive.
I have been unable to work for the last 5 years because I cannot manage my pain. I have ceased all activities and cut off relationships with most of my friends (I could not do anything and I hated standing them up when I had unexpected pain). Just taking care of my basic needs is all I can handle.
Now I am mad. I am reading all these posts from others that are able to get Oxicodone, vicadian, etc.
Can anyone give me some advise on how to change my Dr minds? I HATE the way I live.
The Tramadol helps, but even Advil is better but I should take it since it gives me scary high blood pressure (I do use it sometimes)
Suzan, hoping to ski again one day