So I've had this issue since early June, progressing to a peak in August, then tapering off except for pain.
June: Injured dropping, grabbing, then throwing equipment off the back of a truck. Told it was a sprain a week later, pain escalated.
July: fell out of one march, told to quit faking. Psych consult said I was clear for duty. End of the month, I was pulled from the final march after loosing the feeling in my hand (still haven't got all of it back)
August: Provider decided I may not be lying to skip training and gets a consult & an MRI. Told it was nothing serious (it was waayy more serious). Then it got 1000x worse. I couldn't feel my legs or walk for a week. Civilians say it makes sense, military providers (save like two I met) thought it was faking...I was terrified that I'd never walk again. You can't really fake that brand of fear.
September: Fired. Moved home and pretty much drank every night for a month until I got the courage to see a specialist. Not good, but I was really, really messed up.
November: Spine specialist told me to come back if no improvement w/ PT/meds under PM. Tried 2 rounds of epidurals, bot failed. PT released me because they were just hurting me more.
January: Trigger point injections failed.
February: Finally began receiving treatment for PTSD
March: Scheduled appointment with spine specialist. Agreed to medial branch block (it failed).
I'm on 300mg 2x/day gabapentain & 600mg at night, 4mg zanaflex 3x/day, 2 500mg tylenol 3xday, 20mg prozac a day, 2mg prazosin/night, and either half an ambien or two benedryl to knock me out enough so I don't loose too much sleep and go off the deep end completely.
In the past couple weeks, I've been dropping stuff, usually little things like pens and glassware; having difficulty getting up/down one flight of stairs; increased pain from my norm; and getting pins and needles in all my extremities and the small of my back, not just my right hand anymore. I trip over my own feet on flat surfaces, anything. I am far from this clumsy.
I go to PMs NP tomorrow and the spine specialist next week...What do I say?