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help, pain is getting the best of me

Been fighting pain since I was 15 and now have a pump in me for diladid straight to the back. I have lower and upper back problems. It is the upper that is getting the best of me. I twisted my back just right and been fighting sever pain for a week now. I am mentally loosing it now. So tired of this. Want to go to ER but they really haven't helped me in the past. My pain managment is a three hour drive one way away. Down to six vicodins and not sure going to get more tomorrow. so post to see shrink in morning about my deppression meds. Scared of even being able to make it to it tomorrow. I am hurting really bad Don't know what to do. Feels like I am all alone. Well I basically am here. all alone.
My daily goal is to survive the pain


  • You can't call your pain doctor and have them call something in for you ? If you already have the pain pump and it's working they might just call in something for inflammation if something you did caused a flare up posibly?

    There are times pain meds alone simply don't work when the issue is inflammation, Been there done that,

    Ask your pain doctor see what he is willing to do for you to get it under control,

    Good luck, Stay calm is the key as pain will double when person goes in to panic ,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,863
    And as Alex stated, stay calm, when anyone is uptight, nervous, panic-mode, your pain levels will start to soar.

    Since you are not going to the ER, the drive to your doctor is 3hours away, and as you stated you are alone, try to relax.
    Try soft , calming music, see if you can meditate.

    When do you fill your vicodin prescription and when was your list one done?

    I only ask that since I keep total tracking of all of my medications. I know in advance, when a particular prescription will run out. I also take into count flareups that can increase the amount you take and then the time frame that my doctor needs to refill the prescription.

    Is the dilaudid doing nothing for you? Is your pump working now?
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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