Hello all, I am new here and hoping to get some advice. I have had chronic pain for about 6 yrs now. I am 32, was in a bad accident which resulted in 2 fractures in my pelvis, due to a really crappy dr(they are not gods and to any drs reading this keep that in mind) , who didn't belive me because of a poor xray, I healed for 2 months before they figured out the problem, which has caused more problems. On top of that I have degenerated discs, sacroilitis, piriformis syndrome, as well as a half dozen other diagnosis resulting from a lifetime of extreme sports, and playing football into college(started in 5th grade, which I feel is the basis for a lot of my issues). Constant low back pain, and "moving" pain in my hips, legs, sciatic, and very strange tightness in my leg muscles, anyone else seem to have migrating pain?
I am currently prescribed to 1-30mg
oxymorphone er every 8-12hrs(generic, works better then the plastic opana)
30mg oxycodone for breakthrough ever 4-6hrs
1200mg gabapentin a day
I have been back in college(had to change my life path after the accident) for a while and almost done with a biochemistry degree, with all the "fog" from the meds it's a miricle I have done as well as I have, but it's been really tough.
So here's the situation, since i have been feeling better I have been trying to take less meds.I am having a tough time, I don't know if its the habit of taking them all these years. my sense of time is all screwed up, I am on winter break and I am sure boredom is a factor with some of this. It seems more mental them physical. Does anyone have any advice on what I can do? From staying busy, nutrition, I am finding exercise isn't making my pain much worse so been exercising.
So I don't know, I feel this is mental and I guess I am just looking for some advice. Maybe calling my shrink and getting something would help, not trading one for the other, but to help the "itch" and let me lower without noticing as much. I am sorry this is vauge, but I am sure some of you have been in a relatable spot. Maybe it will be easier when i start school again. Sorry this was so long...much love in this new year, I hope everyone has a great new year. Peace and love to all.