anyone have experience with "discitis"?

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TTRN
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/29/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am new to the chronic pain site, I started on the fibro one, but it is not sure that I have fibro, what I do have is a bone infection in the c7 cervical disc. unknown how it started but pain is in my neck all the way down to my hips with thigh muscle pain, all muscles then hurt if i use them. I have started IV antibiotics for 6weeks at home with a PICC line (internal IV catheter) I see a surgeon on the 4th. I am now on 100mcg duragesic patches with vicodin ES for breakthrough. Wondering if the pain gets any better or if surgery is needed. Just wonderred if anyone has had this or heard of someone that has, can you offer thoughts or advise. Thanks in advance Toni
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Toni!  I'm sneaking over here to help out Chutz and saw your thread.  I looked up discitis (diskitis) on the Internet and see that it usually happens to children and can be caused by a virus.  (You must start acting your age!  tongue )  Anyway, I also saw a site where adults developed it and were successfully treated with antibiotics...what your doctor is doing.  In like 62 patients, all but one was cured, so hopefully surgery won't be needed.  Just rest and give the antibiotics a chance to help.  Hope  you feel better soon.

Sherrine 

 


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TTRN
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 12/30/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks sherrine, i am on IV anitbiotics for 1week now and so sick,but 5more to go and I hope to be done withthis pain. Thanks again Toni
Life is never the way it is supposed to be. It just is. Its the way we cope with it that makes the difference.

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