I'm in the worse pain I've ever experienced in my 55+ yrs. I can't walk without a crutch or walker. Without pain meds I'm crying in pain and chewing on my pillow in agony. Im on 30 mg of methadone and the pain is still intense. I had x-Rays taken Thursday and blood work is going to be done Monday. My dr. Is moving really slowly. I'm on medi-cal and I'm sure that's worse than having regular insurance. My Dr. renewed my flexaril and told me to take 10mg three times a day, and refilled my Voltaren and told me to take it twice a day.....but wouldn't refill my methadone or zolpidemtartraat because of their abuse potential. She told me to go to the ER! I was being treated by a Dr. In the Netherlands and had all the meds with me.
I don't know what to expect at the ER. I run out of methadone in about five days.
My Dr. In the Netherlands told me I needed a MRI stat...and hopefully I don't have any permanent damage. My rt. foot feels like it's wrapped in tight rubber bands, a tingly weird numb feeling and my leg hurts like hell. I have horrible "shocks" and muscle spasms.
I can't live like this. I'm a extremely active person and walk four miles a day until this happened. I basically woke up a cripple.
Can anybody advise me what to do? Should I go to the ER now? I consider partial paralysis a emergency... But my dr. Here didn't seem very concerned.
I haven't read around the board yet...but look forward to meeting you all...