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Hi, I am a girl looking for some help and ideas about my medication. I apologize in advanced if anything doesn'tt make alot of sense.
I have been on pain medicine for 3 left leg surguries and 1 right knee surgery. About 5 yrs ago, I fell and broke my left leg in a spiral break, tibia and fibula. Had screws/plates put in, it healed wrong, and 1 and 1/2 yrs later, 6 weeks after I had my youngest son, my ortho rebroke it and did a bone graft with a cadaver bone...This took forever to heal, eventually, had the screws/plates removed..Started Pain Management...Have been on MS Contin/Percocets/Hydrocodone mainly for over 5 yrs...all mainly due to left leg. I have gained some weight obviously while laid up in bed, and having the baby...My problems know are from a cyst in my brain, Arachnoid Cyst, Posterior Fossa, it is between my skull and my brain. And I have 2 herniated disc's in my c-spine..I have been going to my PM Doc religiously for going on 4 yrs now. I am taking 4 15mg of ms contin daily and 4 10mg hydrocodone daily, PRN...Which lately is not touching the pain much at all. The last two weeks, my arm pain started, I am assuming from the herniation, and it is REALLY BAD! I am wanting my doctor to let me try Percocet's as I remember when having my surgeries they helped the pain compared to the Hydrocone's. Any suggestions/opinon's are encouraged. I am only 32 yrs old with 3 children, a fulltime job, which I sit down at for 8+ rs a day, can't take much more pain, don't want to get up in the morning's, needing something like percocets to kick in immediatly as what I am on now is NOT doing the job.....
Thanks so much for reading,