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3mm herniated disc c5-6 causing so much pain

serenitynowsserenitynow Posts: 2
edited 09/01/2015 - 11:21 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am so disheartened. I'm in so much pain. I couldn't stand how bad this flare up is and saw my primary care doc today. I feel really invalidated. Are they just not allowed to prescribe pain relievers? She gave me a prescription for an antidepressant. I've only just now gotten to a stable point with my antidepressants and psych meds, I'd rather not risk messing that up.
I really can't stand how difficult it is to just get pain relief. I've been in pain with this for years and was only recently diagnosed. Been self medicating and know a pain management clinic will just turn me away. I am willing to approach this from all angles, I'm on anti inflammatory meds, muscle relaxers and neither help. I am willing to do pt anything they ask, just give me something for relief when it flares up like this. It's too much to handle.
Really the pain is so bad I'm ready to stab my neck. I can't take it.
Just looking for some validation here
I'm really upset about the dr visit, unsure if I will get any treatment, not sure if I can get anyone to take me seriously

I know there are a lot of people out there with much worse injuries and problems, I feel bad and don't know what to think of a mild disc herniation causing so much pain. Maybe i have a low tolerance for pain. It doesn't mean it's not real.

Thanks for listening.

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  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 554
    Have you been seen by a spine doctor? Who diagnosed you with a herniated disc?
    I would get a referral to see a spine doctor. He can give you a treatment plan.
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Are you saying your psychiatrist prescribes your psyche meds?
    Or stable from your primary prescribing?

    I certainly understand not wanting to mess up your stability in one area while suffering pain.
    I see a psychiatrist and so no one ever adds or changes those medications. If another doctor has suggestion, I take it to psychiatrist and if he may agree and may not, but he decides.
    The doctors are welcome to communicate with each other, but that has not been my reality.

    I see pain management doctor for more complete diagnosis re spinal issues and medications and treatments.
    The idea of using specialists ...that has been most successful for my situations.
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