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Hello I am a Newbie, Cervical Fusion C3-C7, Newly Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain
I am 45 years old. I had C3-C7 Cervical Fusion 2 years ago, was on the road to recovery and about 3 months out starting having widespread debilitating pain, burning, and heat along nerve paths/joints and exhaustion. Pain and exhaustion continues and I was diagnosed about a year ago with sleep apnea, and recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have also had Facet Blocks and steroid injections. I also have Spinal Stenosis.
I am currently on:
30 mg morphine 3 x day
15 mg morphine 2 x day
up to 5-7.5 mg hydrocodone a day for breakthrough pain
1800 mg Gralise
25 mg nortriptyline
225 mg Effexor
I have had multiple MRI's, X-Rays and an EMG, Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Auto Immune tests were negative
I am seeing Pain Mgmt and the Neurosurgeon
I go to Acupuncture once a week and it helps a lot
Hoping to find some more information from these forums about my conditions and different treatment options!