Hello, Im new here, I posted previously on the low back pain forum but didnt get a response so I thought maybe I would introduce myself properly!
I am 29 years old mother of 2 ACTIVE boys 5 and 2. My diagnoses are L5 herniated, L3 &L4 bulged and annular tear at L3. My treatments have been chiro, pt, 2 spinal injections, massage, disc decompression. The medicAtions I am on are zoloft, vicodin, amitryptiline, I also dabble into vitamins and supplements that are supposed to be helpful.
My main concerns are that I feel so hopeless about my situation. ConstNt pain is so depressing on a daily baSis but when I think About the future it is overwhelming. I cant do the things I want to with my kids without taking the meds but I am also feeling bad about taking them. I do not wAnt to be dependent on drugs to be able to function. I have taken myself off of the vicodin recently so I could get an idea of where my pain levels were cause I have been on it for a year now. It was manageable but I was miserable.
I guess Im just looking to get some clarity, support, and advise. Hopefully I can find a little here. Thanks:)