I am 46 years old and have been in pain since New years eve 2003. I slipped and fell on ice on my left hip twice in the same spot. I tried PT, did xrays and EMG studies but they didn't show anything. The pain is insane, it got to the point where i was dragging my left leg, i would wake up crying in pain at night and even had ortho drs tell me it was all in my head. Then i got hit by a drunk driver in 2007 and now i have two bulging discs in my back and 3 in my neck. my hands go numb, tingle, feels like ice water running down my arms, my left leg is almost constantly on fire/tingling/pain. I get insanely painful headaches that make me go to the ER. My family was pretty supportive right after the accident but now my husband is so tired of hearing me say i am in pain and he makes comments when i take pain pills/muscle relaxers. i would give up taking any kind of pills if i could get rid of this stupid pain. I have severe arthritis in my spine, stenosis and growths on my spine affecting my spinal cord. i still get up everyday, went to work, do housework, take care of all of the animals/chores because my husband works too. My husband gets upset when I am not in the mood for fooling around, he thinks i should just ignore the pain and act like is doesnt exist when he is in the mood but i cant. i have tried so many different things and I try to take advantage of the times when i am not in extreme pain but he says that I only want to fool around when I am in the mood which isn't true...i just think we should take advantage of the times i dont hurt so bad. he says i just dont want him anymore, that i make up excuses to avoid him, he hates when i jump when he rubs my back or my leg but the nerves are so screwed up that it feels like he is running razors down my skin. I have had epidurals, cortisone shots, the drs want to do surgery but no guarantees it will help. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions? I try not to say when i am in pain (mainly because it is all the time) and i know everyone is tired of hearing it. i cant plan any events such as nights out, trips, get togethers with friends because i dont know how i will feel. i used to cry everyday on the way to work because the pain in my legs was extreme, i have tried so many medicines but nothing really works. Now i cry when no one is around and when i am awake in the middle of the night when the pain is too intense to sleep. Neurontin just made me feel drunk, Gabapentin helps with the pain but makes me severely depressed and cry all the time. I just dont know what to do anymore.