So most of you by now should know my issues with my back, though I am fairly new to this site. I have posted my MRI results under the introduction section "hi, new to all of this"
I have been on Kadian for apprx 4 weeks. Started on 30mg 2x a day, was increased to 60mg 2x a day after 2 weeks.
The 60mg Kadian seemed to work wonders... still had breakthrough pain, but had felt better than I had in months. Tuesday afternoon, my back became aggravated, and by 9pm the pain was back in full force. I could hardly stand, let alone walk without excruciating pain, and could not find a single comfortable position, sitting/standing/walking/laying down.
I called my neuro wednesday am, and he was able to squeeze me in that afternoon. I sat (If I could even call it that) In the waiting room in tears the entire time, and was unable to do any bends or movements the neuro asked of me. He tried to gently move me himself, with his hands on my shoulder, and I yelled out in pain.
He prescribed me 5/500 hydrocodone for acute pain, to be taken every 4-6 hours, along with the soma I already had at home, and told me to call him on Friday (Today) to update him on my pain.
Today I am still in pretty bad pain. I can sit and lay comfortably, but standing up or bending over is a nightmare.
Now, my concern is... have I somehow unknowingly, injured my back even more? Or is it possible that the Kadian has stopped working all together? because it certainly feels that way. I am on a pretty decent amount of pain meds, without relief.
Should I request a new MRI... or wait it out? If I should wait it out, how long should I wait? Is this normal, to just have days or even weeks when the pain meds do nothing at all?
Thanks for your thoughts