I'm a 30 year old mother of two that has been dealing with a spinal cord injury (located at the base of my neck causing partial paralysis) since 1991. I have been able to deal with the mild pain for majority of my life BUT in Aug 2011 I started having muscle spasms and dizzy spells. The dizziness is mostly under control but the spasms have destroyed my life. They cause my back pain to be 100 times worse and caused me to be unable to work. My doctors have given me muscle relaxers and pain pills that help but cause mood swings, worsening pain when not taken, tiredness and stomach issues. I'm so tired of dealing with all of it. The doctors can not figure out why I took a dramatic change in condition they only assume the stress of working a desk job created two synomial cysts at the located on my pinched spinal column.
MY call for help is for anyone who could suggest possible alternatives to these pain meds. It's virtually impossible to live my life right now with the pain I am in but I can't continue with these meds. Specially with my two boys.
Anyone with ideas please feel free to input them. Please if you are going to be negative get the whole story before you place a rude comment. Thank you!!!