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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Chronic Pain
hi i have had 5 back surgeries with 3 plates n 6 screws with fusionl4,l5,s1,s2 .an siatica on left side of back n runs down back of left leg to heel,i've had this for 20 years,just went thru total left hip replacement an still have,siatica on left side of back n down left leg to heel,it's been 3months sence hip opp,i take 17 pills a day i hate it but i grin n bear it just curbs the pain,also thyroid,high blood press,n high colesteral,n acid reflux,my medications i take metoprolol 50mg,nexium40mg,levothyroxine 100mg,crestor10mg,amitriptyline hcl25mg,diazepam10mg,gabapentin100mg,kadian60mg,oxycodone7.5/500mg,lidoderm5%patch. thats it was n pain mang for 3years did'nt help,hip is ok but still have chronic pain on left side of back n left leg to heel,i don't no what to do.thanks need help.tommy.


  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are still having pain after your surgeries. :''( what are you doing now besides meds to help with your pain? i see you have some problems which could be fixed with a proper diet. things like BP medication and even acid-reflux pills could be replaced by the proper diet. this would be a good beginning to cutting your pill count. i control my cholosterol and BP through good food habits. make yourself at home and have a look around! Jenny :)
  • Are you on enough Gabapentin? I'm using Lyrica(similar med) for leg sciatica and pain, yours is such a small dose. Are you seeing a pain management Doctor?
    Nice to see you here. Take care. 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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  • hi lulusheart thanks for reply an i'll give that a try ty.
  • thanks for the reply i take gab,3x a day 100mg,just seen a M.D.i no your feelings i've had alot of epidurals there just temp,it's not going to fix it but will make it go away 4while.hope it work's ty.
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