I got hurt on my job in January of this year (2015). It is now March of '15. The amount of pain I have been in since my injury 47 days ago is incredible! I have been seeing a workmans comp DR but he does not seem to care! I have tried, and I will list everything in order, these following medications and not a single med has worked for me except 1 sort-of-kind-of.
1) Ibuprofen + Methocarbamol (turns out I am allergic!)
2) Medrol Pack (a 6 day steroid antiinflammatory med)
3) Medrol (AGAIN! 12 days total!) + Tramadol (this one kind of worked. it took the edge off but did not actually take the pain away) + Pepcid (this was to help my stomach because between all that steroid and tramadol, my stomach was shot to you know where!)
4) Naproxen + Flexeril
5) Naproxen (AGAIN!) + Skelaxin
That is 8 medications in total! 8! Now keep in mind, skelaxin and methocarbamol (AKA Robaxin) are under the same classifications for muscle relaxers. Since I am allergic to Robaxin (Methocarbamol) I WILL be allergic to Skelaxin! My DR prescribed me a med he KNEW I would be allergic to. He is very lucky I researched and found that out before taking it otherwise he would have a medical malpractice lawsuit on his hands!
Regardless, he is not listening to me at all. As if he doesn't believe me! It took him 44 days just to send me for an MRI! Which shows I have Spondylolysis of L5-S1 with interruption of the PARS.
He does send me to physical therapy. Physical therapy helps take the pain out of my legs and relocate it to the lumbar region of my back. Other than that, I am still in constant pain. What are other ways without medications that can help with this pain? I am desperate! I cry myself to sleep because of the amount of pain I am in!
:B :-B :nerd: