I have been in pain since June 2011. I have an herniated disc C5-C6. I have good days and bad days. Recently, the bad days are getting worst.
I am so afraid of getting surgery which I am sure most people do not want to get surgery.
I have an appointment next week with the surgeon.
I have been praying for relief. Of course, still waiting..
My pain managment doctor suggested either to try Neurotrin sp ? or Lyrica. I thought I would ask people what they thought of does it help with the nerve pain and do you get any side effects?
I have extremely bad pain between the shoulder blades. This is where all my pain intensity exist where I just can barely function. I lay in bed with ice packs all day. The PM doc gave me oxtincotin sp? which helps but I am so scared of getting addicted. I am starting to get scared of everything.
I was on cymbalta and the withdrawal effects were unimaginable. It was pretty close to getting off heroin. It took me from May to Sept taking out 6 balls at a time everyday to get off this stuff. I did it without any side effects. This made me numb to everything. Now, I want to make sure that the withdrawl effects will not kill me. It seems the doctor do not tell you about this when you start taking the drug. I just want to make sure Lyrica will not be the same way.
Is there a place that I can look at success stories. I know that there has got to be some out there to encourage me.
To me, I can't keep taking the drugs. I have little children that I have to take care of and I want to be healthy someday to at least play with them.
Is pain free to much to ask????
What do you do when you have a flare up from nerve pain. Does anyone have any advice or anything that seems to work for them.
Thks for listening.. until I found this web site I felt so alone with such horrible pain.