Hello I suffered a fall in September 2001 and I have Chronic Low Back Pain, Depression, Right Shoulder Pain.
For the last 6 years I have been getting injections under xray every 3 months, which I have now stopped.
I was hospitalized for depression in August 2008 for 6 weeks, most of my medications were ceased - zyprexa, avanza, zoloft. I am now on Epilim, Serequel, Diazapam, Cymbalta and Temazapam.
I also saw a new pain specialist at the hospital for my chronic back pain. He had a look at my mri and ct scans and examined me he prescribed Lyrica Norspan Buprenorphine and oxycontin.
I have been seeing him for a few months now and the pain meds have been changed he ceased Celebrex, Lyrica due to swelling of feet,legs and face, ceased norspan buprenorphine increased the oxicontin to 2x40mg in the morning and 2.5x40mg at night and he started me on Durogesic Fentanyl Patch low initial dose. I am still suffering alot of pain I wake up several times a night and have to walk around so the leg pain and numbness eases.
I also have an underactive thyroid which just adds to my problems I am taking 200mg of oroxine per day.