In couple more hours going to be in agony,the pain is increasing slowly each hour.
About 18 months ago i bent over to pick towel up heard crunching sound in my back.The pain was quite bad,over next couple days the pain become horrendous.Over the next couple months was given various mild painkillers,sent to pyhsio usual exercises.Nothing,the pain still persisted 24/7.Lived a nightmare.
Back,fourth the doctors.Then about 4 months ago one doctor at the surgery prescribed me dehyracodeine.
Took them for couple weeks,i noticed if i combined 3 x 30mg of dehyracodeine with one 50mg tramadol i was almost pain free,life was on the up.Could clean the house,do certain exercises even do the garden.
At physio began to talk to nurse about getting on my bike get some proper exercise.(Its the painkillers,but i thought i was getting better).
My problems began when i raised my concerns with my doctor that i may becoming addicted to dehydracodeine.Had a problem with heroin 10 years ago,have been clean since.
He suggested we reduced it to 40x30mg a week,he use to prescribe me 80 tabs,Great.
At this stage i have never mentioned it to him that i take tramadol with my dehydracodeine
I take tramadol + 200mg of modafinal for my narcolepsy/cataplexy,after hurting my back i noticed my seizures (cataplexy) stopped.Told my consultant about this and he told me he was aware of tramadol and its effect on cataplexy.
Use to have up to 20-30 a day,havent had one since taking tramadol.
After couple days reduction the pain began again,contacted my doctor again,his whole attitude had changed,he told me my back there was nothing wrong with my back its more likely a opiate problem "lets see you walk".
I flew into a rage and said "how dare you speak to me bla,bla" and walked out of his surgery.
Pain is kicking in,dont know what to do,have no doctor,no meds,going to be in agony in morning.
Have appointment in June for injections to my lower lumbar region,but thats a long time in chronic pain.