Hey everyone! I've been frequenting this site a lot lately reading everyones stories and trying to gather information that could possibly even help me. This seems like a great place and everybody is so generous offering their time helping answer others problems.
I have been diagnosed with Scoliosis, Scheuermanns Kyphosis, arthritis, DDD and I believe Sciatica. I am constantly in pain 24/7. I currently take gabapenton, robaxin, meloxicam and norco 5mb x4 a day. The norcos seem to be the only thing that really works, but they only last 2 hours tops. It takes an hour to kick in then it blocks pain for only an hour after that, so it's really only an hour of relief. I'm starting to reach my breaking point and don't know what to do. I have been geting Epidural injections in my spine monthly, and they seem to not work anymore. My doctor is planning on a RFA soon (insurance denied me 4 times so far) so I think I will just pay out of pocket.
Sorry for kind of rambling, but I just want to give yuo the back story. SO my question is, how do I go about talking to my Pain management doctor on possibly giving me a different pain killer or upping m,y dose. Would a higher dose norco even help reducing thje main longer? There are days I will leave work crying and limping because the pain is just too much. I'm 22 years old and feel like an old man because I cant even do basic tasks without needing to sit.
Any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated. If you need any more information about my condition or have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you so much for reading this and at least listening to what I have to say.