I have had pain for about 8 years following a car wreck. It is worse some days, and others I hardly notice it. Lately it has become worse, even to the point I can't walk. I'm only 29, and have seen drs before who didn't do anything, and had a hip put back in place two years after the wreck which provided relief for about a month (also was given a shot at that time, no idea of what). I had an injection a couple weeks ago which caused worse pain. Dr wanted to do another injection, but decided to try lyrica since I was very reluctant. I was never told what was wrong, and due to being so afraid they were going to give me a shot, I didn't think to ask. Am I going to have to stay on this med forever? How long does it take to work? I have tried every over the counter med possible, was given physical therapy when I had the wreck, and tried everything I can think of to help. I am always terrified when I go to the Dr when it gets completely unbearable, and it seems until now they think I'm making it up. When I have to use a cane or a walker to walk some days at my age, it is a problem, and honestly embarrases me as well. Anything that anyone can tell me to help would be greatly appreciated. I wont do the shots anymore, I can't stand the pain, and I don't want to take pills for the rest of my life. Please help!
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