I'm new obviously. I'm tired of having no one other than my husband understand my chronic pain. So I thought I would reach out here.
I'm 28 years old. I was first diagnosed with an SI issue but then broke my leg. I couldn't walk for 3 months and it took about a year to recover. 9 months after I broke my leg the back pain came back. I was diagnosed with a herniated disc which I had a L4-L5 partial discectomy surgery on November 15, 2012. That didn't fix anything. I have now been told I have pretty bad arthritis in my facet joints around the L4-L5 level on my right side. The pain is local on my right low back. I just had a rhizotomy/ablation done 3 weeks ago that hasn't helped. No one has re-addressed the SI joint issue.
I take Percocet and opana er for pain, which at this point is not helping with my pain, I've been on the same dose for over a year. I'm going to talk to my dr next appt because I'm not feeling very functional anymore.
I guess I'm feeling lost. I've seen 13 different drs, had MRIs, bone scans,ct scans. I've had injections, done PT, acupuncture, float tanks and so on.
I'm don't sleep, I'm tired of people not understanding, telling me it's in my head, accusing me of being a pill popper, telling me what to do/how to fix it. I'm 28, been married for 3 years... This is just not how I thought my life would be. I feel pretty alone a lot of the time.