I'm new to all this chat and forum stuff, but after five years of dealing with chronic pain on my own, I can't do it anymore. I had a failed back surgery including spinal fusion S1 through L4 and laminectomy on three discs. After my surgery, my left leg was paralyzed and the surgeon said I would be fine if I went to physical therapy. It took me six months to be able to walk again. Been to three surgeons, non think surgery will help, on my third pain managment doc. I have 60 percent use of my left leg and five years later the docs finally agree I have nerve damage, which so far as I know, is irreversible. New doc put me back on lyrica. Stopped taking it the first time because it gave me vertigo and afffected my vision. It's great for the pain, but the side affects are really bothering me. Does anyone else have trouble with lyrica? Do the side affects subside?
Also wondering if any of you are tired of docs being more concerned about pill counts and DEA agreements than their patients? A far as I can tell I don't even take high doses of oxycontin and my previous docs always counted pills and asked me all kinds of questions about them before they even asked how I'm doing...
:? Anyway, tired of dealing with all of this by myself and hope to find someone to talk with.
Docs, and meds bringing me down,