I'm 21yrs old and have grade 1 spodylolthesis, slight disc bulge and degenerative discs. I'm currently on the waiting list to have a fusion done but have been told the wait is well over 6 months.
This past month the pain has gotten a lot worse and everything I do is a struggle, I don't sleep and workis killing me!!
I have tried quite a few pain killers which I was unable to stay on as they made me really sick. After a long discussion with my GP he put me on nefopam -3 tablets 3times a day - and at the time I thought 9 tablets a day was a lot!
Now the pain has got worse I've been told to continue with the Nefopam but to also take 400mg ibuprofen and paracetamol as well so that's up to 21 tablets a day!!!
I've been on the list for the fusion for 3 months now and they have said I probably ave 4 or 5 months til my op.
surely all this tablets are going to do damage to my stomach??
Don't know what to do anymore I'm only 21 and my life has come to a stop and I have no idea what the future will hold.