I have herniated c6c7 and it is pressing on my spinal chord. I had this problem progressing for the past ten years until I had my daughter and have had pain traveling around my neck and shoulders and had to stop breastfeeding and avoided holding her and now she is 9 months old.
Not to mention my three year old is fighting for attention and trying to hang on me.
I have other health concerns to mention but this one is the straw that broke the camels back.
Surgeon says correction would be complicated because it's so clacified and encourages me to manage as I am on the medications I am taking.
The pain really got set in and I knew it was serious about 4 days after I joined the gym. That is when my world came crashing down a few months ago.
I have become much dumber, I don't want to go anywhere anymore, I isolate and I do not feel the joy I once did in being a mom.
I think about escaping by ending my life. This has been going on since I started Lyrica I guess. I see my shrink tomorrow. It's either lyrica, lots of pain, or gabapentin which I was taking when my daughter fell off the bed because of short term memory loss.
I take lyrica 75 2-3 times per day and meloxicam and flexeril as needed. I am trying to manage this with my thyroid disease and anxiety disorder.
I'm only 36 but I am falling apart. My first disc herniation was L5S1 at age 15 aqlso with no known cause. I have a degenerative type of problem.