I've been told I'm not a candidate for low back surgery, However, I'm trying to deal with daily pain all the way down both legs. I started out with only sciatic pain in the buttocks but then started PT and the pain got worse not only in the buttocks but in lumbar area and legs and feet. I've tried trigger point injections but not help whatsoever. I can't do steriod injections..I get severe reactions from any kind of steriods. I'm not into acupuncture. The first acupunc guy only applied needles to my legs and there was no relieve. I'm not into my second acup guy and he's doing the back, buttocks and legs and feet. After my second round of acupun last week I've been dealing with the after pain...which he said I might have till things settle down.
My question is, My primary doctor gave me tramodol for the pain. I asked him for anti nausea meds but he said they're too expensive. Sadly, I didn't reply that I had a RX card..so there wouldn't be any worry about expense on my end. Any way, since I have a very sensitive stomach and can't take a lot of pain meds, i.e., ibuprofens, aspirins, or tylenol...I was wondering if anyone here has gotten nausiated on pain meds and then took something like ginger tea, gingerale, or ???? to take away that nauseousness???
I'm having a very hard time dealing with this pain every day. It's ruining my life. It's ruining my out look in general. All I do is cry and wish I were dead.
My doctor said that the tramodol won't make me sick but I took ( at his request)just a 1/4 pill a week ago and about an hour later I started to get nauseous. I realize sometimes your body needs time to adjust...but I don't do well when I'm nauseaous ( I sometimes get panicky). I had to just wait it out till it ended. I need to take the whole darn pill...maybe even two every 12 hours to be able to feel normal again. I can't sit for more than 1/2 hr...can't stand still for more than 5 minutes. Sleeping is getting harder every day.
I also ordered an inversion table but it won't be here for another 15 - 17 days.
Any advise from this site is appreciated. Thanks, Cleverlee
Is there anyone else having the same issue with pain meds like me?