Ive been on and off Norco 7.5/325 mg for 2 1/2 yrs. But Ive been on it consistently the last 6 months. First by my pcp and I just started seeing a PM Dr. A month ago. Ive got 3 bulging cervical discs, a dehydrated cervical disc, DDD, and one disc is indenting the cord. PM dr lowered me from 6 norco a day to 4 because he said if you take more than 4 you'll get addicted.
Ok well thats fine. I was adjusted to the 6 a day so the 4 a day has not been helping very much at all but Im willing to give it time. 2 weeks ago he had me come back for a steroid injection which I really didnt want but he said that would be the key to making it better and that I dont need surgery. Neurosurgeon told me Id probably need the surgery but that he recommend I try the shots just to see if they worked but he had his doubts because Ive had this problem for about 7 yrs now.
Anyways, I got the shot and was really hopeful but here I am 2 weeks later and Im actually hurting worse than when I started. Not alot but my pain has easily gone up a notch. Im really getting depressed and frustrated that the pain has gotten worse. So my question is I thought about calling my PM doc to let him know whats going on and see if hes got any recommendations. I dont have another appointment till the 24th this month. Or is that a no no with PM docs? Any advice is appreciated.