Hope you all had a very nice New Year's Day. I am in terrible pain and agony.
First some history. I was diagnosed with herniated disks at the L4-L5 and L4-S1 levels. I also have some arthritis, diabetic neuropothy, chronic pain condition etc. This first started in 2008. I am now on several pain medications which include Cymbalta, Tylenol, Norco (Hydrocodone/APAP), Tramadol, Lyrica and Baclofin. I have a great PCP who is trying all he can to control the pain. But this pain is relentless.
I feel like the pain meds are helping to REDUCE the pain but like most of us it doesn't take the pain away fully. I feel some sciatic pain, a little back pain BUT the real killer is it feels like someone is squeezing and twisting my ankle and foot. IT is such awful pain and gets worse when I walk on it.
Sometimes I wonder if i also have Firbromyalgia. I get pains everywhere throughout my body. I am a male in my late 30s. I am on a large regigimen of medications. Diabetes meds, insuline, pain meds, and so forth. I jUST dont know what to do anymore. It feels like if the left side stops hurting, the right side starts....There are sometimes when I am pain free but usually just twenty minutes here and there.
I am begging for help, advice, anything. Thank you in advance and sorry for any typos just not in the mood to fix them. Thank you ! happy NY!
Bipolar d/o, ocd, ptsd, bpd, 2 herniated disk, diabetes on insulin, Htn, high lipids, neuropothy.
Meds: klonipin, norco/vicodin, lyrica, psych meds, etc. Late 30s male.