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I am new here and to be quite honest confused and a bit ticked at my drs. I'll try to make this short and sweet.
2008 had 2nd baby with epidural, the injection didn't go very well. Had the feeling he hit something and he was quite alarmed how my feet shot out and was worried if I could even move them. Ugh, so back 'pain' started then. Begged family dr to have tests/xray/ct done. Finally she sent me for an xray(after months of nonstop ty3s and ibupr). She said it was fine but since I complained she'd send me for the ct. That showed bulging discs at 4,5. Fast forward to 2009..3rd baby. All went well except 6 months after she was born I needed a MAJOR gynecological reconstruction surgery. Let me tell you, before the surgery my back pain was a 5 after atleast 10 and more. Noone would listen how could that surgery cause a problem in your back he kept saying.The surgery was a mistake, I am dealing with the irreversable complications every day. Anyways, got a new dr and she has done mri's and it now shows bulges at 2 3 4 5 and s1. Been on percocet forever and cyclobenzaprine. Done the physio and then out of nowhere my neck goes! seriously wth? Ct shows bulging at 5 6 6 7. I have seen numerous drs and they all say it isn't bad enough to do surgery and to live with the pain. This new guy wants me to try cymbalta. I am so afraid. I guess my question is what do I do? Why has this happened? I am a healthy 34 yr old woman ,have 3 great kids, supportive husband and I weigh 125. I work out daily (treadmill..I used to do weights but I cannot) It literally kills me to bend and sit and really play with the kids (2 are still only babies 1+2) and of course me being in pain makes me really cranky and short and I feel teh drs don't believe how much it kills. The one dr said they is probably nerve damage and that's why I should try the cymbalta. I go for the mri for my neck next month. Thanks for reading...