I am new to this forum so forgive me if I use it wrong. I used to belong to one a few years back and got a ton of great info. I am desperate to get some advice and help from the ones who are living this life.
I am older women and have been suffering from pain for over 20 years due to 3 accidents none of which were my fault.
I worked a job that paid well and was very active had a great future. The first accident I dealt with the pain continued have a live a Quality life. But the 2nd one was 11 years ago and I have went through almost all the medical stuff there is. Injections, therapy, 2 other Pain Clinics which after shots and therapy said no more they could do. I have had CT, MRI's, on and on the last Doctor told me that he felt I had done everything possible but would have to live with it. I had to go on disability could not work anymore and anyway sorry for the long letter but how do I explain it.
Today I am in more pain than ever in my life and need advice what direction to go. My PCD retired after 30 years under the doctors care a new one on first meeting said "you need to go to a pain Clinic I cannot give you this amount of drugs".
He could not care less what was going on but then I have run into several of those over the years.
The truth is I did take alot of meds and had discussed with my Doctor that I had become used to them and needed to try to cut back slowly so that they would down the road help. Then I got hit by a car and the Doctor wanted me to see how I felt before starting the cut of Meds. So when he retired the new Doc. is one of those who makes you feel like Drug addict.
Anyway the new Clinic 15 minutes first visit, he says he had reviewed the MRI and I had Lumbar Radiculopthy, Myofascial Pain and Encounter for long term opalgesic use. He said the MRI showed 2 cysts that was all he said about it.
I was taking Endocet 10mg-325 mg every 4 hrs (180) a month and Oxycotin 20 mg 3 a day (120) a month. He immediately cut it in half. He said I need injections and then the nerve burning. He gave me shots in the one side (it was not too bad) second shots it felt wrong and I told him something hurt like ---- he said let it take some time.
So sorry too long anyway for the week after my heart raced 124 to 131, so so sick, I could not eat, headach from hell. I called and they told me to take some Aleve. I could not believe it.
So then I got so scared I made an apt with his assistant he told me there is no too high a heart rate and the shots did not cause anything. He told me to see my doctor (who I have since replaced with a new one). I did and my heart was tested
it is fine, kidneys and liver are fine. But she is running further tests on my stomach she said they should have took a blood test first. She seemed upset and in disbelief.
Anyway I am in so much pain right now and no sleep I will do better from now on. I need to ask would you go a head and get the nerves burned. When I got the shots the first round I did not get the 80% improvement he pushed me to say they could not help unless I said I got that much. Please help me.
Thanks so much I am desperate.
(I cannot believe Doctors would make you suffer like this I told him he could get my charts from the Doc. I had seen for 20 years I had never went out of the guidelines for meds.