Hello, I am a recovering opiate addict and have been sober for almost two years. However, in the past year or so if I go to stand in one spot for more than say ten minutes when I move it feels like every joint in my back is stiff as a board. This occurs in a grocery store as well, even when I walk if I am walking for more than two or three aisles at the supermarket it is hell on me to sit down. When I finally do sit down, I don't ever want to get back up.
I am on Suboxone twice a day but I only take it once a day due to costs. There is no possible way that I can get medical insurance because of that, I am considered high risk. I wonder if its just me, the pain is more noticeable since I am not doping myself up with pain pills so much or if there is a real problem that should be looked at?
I don't ever recall having anything run of my back to see if there is a problem, but most of the people think that its either in my head or that I need to get more exercise. Well let me tell you, exercise hurts like crazy. I used to love going grocery shopping, but now I cant stand the thought of walking around Kroger for longer than 20 minutes at the most. Standing in the line waiting to be checked out, is just terrible. Curling my hair, just as bad. That takes longer because I have so much hair but since I am bat crap crazy over my hair I do deal with it to suffer for curls. I know its stupid, but I cant stop doing everything that I do enjoy.
When I was on pain pills so much, I still had some problems but not as bad I guess from all the pills that were numbing some of the pain. Once I went off all of that mess, my pain went away somewhat but now it has returned. I worry about it because I am only 34, how bad is it going to be for me when I am in my 40's and 50's?
Should I make a appointment with a PCP and see what he says or if he refers me to someone else? Any answers?