Hi my name is Kimmy,
I've been always having chronic lower back pain, but recently about 7 months now it's gotten worst. I've been to the ER a dozen of times to get shots and pain meds, my family doctor put me on pain meds, and really didn't do much but make my body more used to pain meds. I asked my doctor for an MRI and it came back that I have disk degeneration on L5-S1 region. I was referred to a pain management doctor and received my first lumbar epidural. After that epidural I was pain free for 5 days than everything came back. I just than last Thursday had a transforminal lumber epidural where they sedated me a little. Ever since I've had that done I've been in more pain than I originally was. It hurts to sit up and down, to sit on toliet, sleep, and even to be myself. I was told it would hurt up to 2 days and to continue taking my pain meds. Along, with that was told it would start working in 7 days. Well, there's only so much pain pills to take in a day and I feel hopeless. I read that I shouldn't be having pain like this, has anyone else out there had this before? I'm so scared and don't know what more to do. Please help me!