I have Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatic nerve pain down both legs, which is probably from a new disc herniation or rupture which shows up on an MRI from a year ago. I had a discectomy about 20 years ago, but it never really helped out, and then the DDD & stenosis settled in. I did it all, acupuncture, manipulation, meds, etc... I have been on buprenorphine sublingual for the past 10 years and it has helped tremendously. And this has been helping significantly with my pain management!!
Here is my situation, I am in Mexico doing some travelling and am waiting to get back in to the U.S. for my surgery/consultation. So, I have been getting my meds here in Mexico and basically self-treating until I get to see my U.S. doctors. Which has been a major task, due to insurance regs, getting referrals and not seeing my own pain management doctor in over a year.
! And as most of you know, we do whatever it takes to stop the pain.
I have had no serious side effects, no reactions, no drug interactions and my blood work is good. I have a had a little weight gain, but I also gained weight when the pain got worse and my activity level went down.
Please don't criticize me for doing the self medication and treatment, but for now, it is my only option. Waiting for a consult will and has been taking time, and I have done all other pain management options, so I know what they are. For now, the DEXAMETHASONE is working great.
Has anyone else had similar results??
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