I just needed some insight from you. I've had many procedures done to my back epidurals, facet injections and now radio frequency. I've had both side of my upper back done. Now they are doing lower part of back. The last radio frequency that i received for lower back was on 6/5 and i was on the table for 45 minutes. Needless to say im still bruised and in pain. I take pain meds for it..although i much rather not. I hated taking an aspirin for headaches. I have been on muscle relaxers and pain pills. I hate taking them as they help for a short time and im in more pain after they wear off. Im talking like 2 hours after i take it. I refuse to take a different pain pill..Im on Vicodin right now. My pm even gave a special compound creme for the pain. WTH!! I must be some kind of bionic woman that nothing helps the pain!!!
My question is, this is the 4th time from procedures i just dont feel right. I feel feverish and i have no fever. I went to my reg doc last week and he said i was fine. I was told by my pain mgmt secretary that my immune systems lowers with these procedures. You see my back is a big big so my pain management doc needs to take his time on me. I have been having procedures since last july. I have counted a total of 50 things done to my back injections and now this radio frequency and still have 2 more to go until they see if surgery is needed. So i go to him for one more radio frequency to my left side then discography.
Does any of you feel basically crappy a week after these procedures? Im loading up on vit c due to the fact it effects my immune system.
Im at a loss as to what to do. I go to the dr and he tells me nothing is wrong. Im not sure if i have an infection inside my body or not. I don't want to go back to the dr again as like I said I was there last thursday.
Im just really tired of feeling this way. I feel like im in an oven right now..im not sure..Im just soo sick of all of this. I cry because of the pain and how I feel. I never cry about this. Like I said im very strong but this is just nuts. Im also am on anxiety meds which helps with the anxiety part. Im also supposed to take cholesterol pills, but i rather see how diet and garlic pills work. Im only 37 damn years old and I feel like im older. Forget social life. My friends understand but it is still hard for me. My husband and son have been great through all of this. We play games and stuff and go for rides that i can tolerate to get my mind off the pain.
Ive had 2 neck fusion surgeries 3 years ago. One for initial surgery and the other to take the plate out. And I was in very much pain with that but it was bearable..although i was in severe pain my family thought i was crazy for not taking pain meds. Im stubborn hehe.
anyway if someone on this forum can give me insight, it would be helpful.
Im a very, very strong woman but this is just insane.