I am new to this so please bear with me. I am a 38 year old mom of three children who has a five level neck fusion with screws plating etc... I have nerve damage with myofacial syndrome. Now lets move down to the lumbar spine I have a injury at L-4 and L-5-S-1 I have a bilateral fracture with spondylosis and instability grade 1. There is some compression on the nerve root with at L-5 and bone spurring. You are are probably wondering what the heck what a train wreck... Yeah me to I constantly wonder how this all happened. It started with a car accident and three surgeries later here I am with my life ruined an in pieces. I will never get any better they tell me and I suppose it will only get worse. I feel hopeless and needless to say depressed and angry. I see a pain therapist as well as a pain management doc.
They just switched my medicine from Avinza 30mgs ( he wanted me to take it tid) I wont do it I will only take it once and be in pain with break through meds if needed. To opana 15 mgs bid. I am only taking it currently once a day in the morning. I am not liking it at all it makes me feel disoriented makes my nose run. I think that might be withdrawal from the avinza. Headache etc... I ready to cold turkey it and just throw in the towel. I called the doc no call back. Help I need some advice and support. I know that there are others out there who share these stories.