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Relief - Finally!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Chronic Pain
After 21 months of constant pain, I have finally gotten some relief. Percocet is my savior. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but this is the first thing that has reduced my pain and not made me sick.

I can still feel my pain, but it is reduced enough that I have been able to resume more normal activities. Well, at least through the weekend that's been true. Hopefully now that I am back at work, it will continue.

I will still work with my doctor to find non-drug solutions. In fact I have another epidural scheduled for Friday, and my doctor is going to have a TENS unit trial set up for me.

I just had to share my joy with you all. I know that everyone here can appreciate my happiness.


  • :) i am very happy for you. <:P the correct medication can make all the difference in our lives. relax and enjoy your life now. the worst is over for now and you have been blessed with pain relief! Jenny :)
  • :H Hope things go well on Friday. I'm glad you have some support and mostly relief from pain. :) See you. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
    Hi Cathy, I'm glad to hear you've got relief and hope the next procedure makes it even better. Live your life!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • Congrats! And props to your doctor for being so compassionate. Wish my new doctor had this kind of compassion X(
  • That is wonderful news! It's always so nice to find something that will give you a bit of relief... Don't do too much at work and get yourself in a bind! ">image Try to take it easy so you can still enjoy the weekend!">image
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  • Wow Cathy,

    Good for you! Good luck finding the No Meds pain relief. I know Physical Therapy with Tens, ultrasound, spinal adjustments and deep trigger point massage has helped me tremendously. I feel much better when I'm physically active. Sitting at a desk or standing for very long KILLS me.

    Good Luck,
  • Thanks everyone :*

    I think I did over-do it a bit on the weekend, and paid for it yesterday. But I was able to get back to feeling better with an evening of heating pad and rest. I'm also wearing a ThermaCare heat wrap today.

    I'll try to keep things in perspective and take it slowly. It's hard not to try and do all the things you've had to put off because of pain, when you are finally feeling better. But I have to learn what my limits are, in order to stay feeling relatively good all the time.

    I pick up a TENS unit on Monday, and I'm really looking forward to giving it a try.

    Because of the ESI Friday, I haven't started the Mobic (meloxicam) yet either. So that's another thing I'm anxious to try, and see if it helps more than the Relafen (nabumetone).
  • just a thought i would let you know the tens unit can work great... but it is hard to get used to at first...so dont give up on it if you dont like it at first...patsy
  • I tried a TENS unit once, at my Mom's. And I know what you mean about it being hard to get used to.

    I didn't find that one time helpful, but I realize that it can take some time for something like that to work. Also her unit was acting up, as she later found, so that's why I'm still up for giving it a try. I want to make sure that I give it the best try I can, before deciding it doesn't work. Kind of the same way I gave acupuncture a try, after 15 sessions I'm throwing in the towel on that one.
  • =D> I'm overwhelmingly happy for you but I must admit, I'm also severely jealous!!! 8} I hope things stay on the up and up after you return to work!!!
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