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TroubleMaker
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 3/16/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
 
I know its been awhile since I've posted.  I've been busy at work and by the time I get home, well the puter is the last thing on my mind.  I've missed everyone, ya'll have always been so nice. 
 
I have a question, I had a rupture of L3 and L4 and had surgury in April of 2007.  Have no reason for it to have done the exposion, lol, but it did.  I only saw the doctor from April til August and then went back to the other doctor I was seeing.  THe guy who did the surgery, acts like there is no way I should still be in pain and that was that.  Yea I know... real nice.  rackum-frackum-brackum....grrrrrrrr... Ok.. sorry gets to me still. At the time of the surgery I did not have insurance and I think he did it more of a favor for my father in law than for me, but any who.... My question is this.  I still hurt.. 24/7 never stops, pain meds just dull it so I can work, soma's just make me sleepy, they even put me on depression meds, to help with the pain. (YEA right... you just think its in my HEAD) anti-flamatory... nothing stops it... I've had pain now since 2005 when it first did the flop til now daily... before that... almost daily for 10 years... didnt do anything then, dont know why.. guess no money and/or insurance.
 
Ok, sorry getting off track. Would a nerve block do me any good.  Would it make it worse?  I have an appointment in April to see a new doctor.  I finally got insurance, but I have to wait a year for existing conditions, but I can start making plans for when the year is up.  I just want to go in and know what the heck I'm talking about to him.  My brothers go to him and have for years and really like him.  He seems to really care and take good care of them, so I feel like he's going to be a good doctor.  I just dont know alot about nerve block.. but the way things are going... I'm not sure if anything else will do.  I've had 3 MRI's the last was in August of 07 and it didnt show anything but some scar tissue.
 
I have a friend, her mother in law had the same pain I had and they fused her and it took a little longer for her to get over it but she is pain-free.  Lord those words look nice.  I'm wondering now if he should have fused mine.  I'm just at a loss, I hate taking meds, but if I dont take something the pain just about knocks me off my feet and out of my head.
confused
Any ideas????????? idea
 
Thanks for letting me vent LOL... ya'll are the best!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Trouble
Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


ekkorose
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 329
   Posted 3/16/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had nerve blocks for my pelvic pain and at first I thought they did not work but as time goes on the pain has gotten better and better.

I have also (just recently) had an epidural with steroids in my neck and other then the soreness from the shot my neck pain is nearly gone (WOooHOoo) I have only had one major pain episode since and the left over is just nasty little muscle spasms.

I would give it a try after talking to your doctor. They don't always work for everyone but I know I will try ANYTHING once to get rid of the pain that controls my llife.

Take care,
Sarrah

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4

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Meds - percocet  3x day : nexium : xanax :

Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E

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In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz 


TroubleMaker
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 3/16/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for the infomation... When I go to the doctor I'm seeing right now its like a teaching school for doctors and I feel more like a rat going through a maze, they just see you and tell you what you want to hear and send you on your way.  I know its more than that, but after having all this pain its aggervating...

 

Thanks again

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


ekkorose
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 329
   Posted 3/16/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
One thing I have found to help when I see the doc is have notes clearly outlined with
 
  • What you have been feeling pain wise
  • Any new symptoms or issues
  • A brief pain journal
  • What you have done to help (ice/heat/whatnot..)
  • What you have tried in the past
  • What your goals are for the appointment

This helps my very busy doc get in and out and gets all my questions answered. It also gives them (if you give them a copy) something to keep in their files so they can look back and see your side of things, not just the hurried notes a doc takes.


Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4

_____________________________________________

 

Meds - percocet  3x day : nexium : xanax :

Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E

____________________________________________

In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz 


TroubleMaker
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 3/16/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   

LOL... glad you said that, I've already sent in the new paperwork and I sent in a letter telling them everything thats happen LOL I'm sooo glad to know Im not the only one who does it

 

 


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


hydrangea
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 190
   Posted 3/16/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

"OMG" as my kids were say. I was going to post to see if anyone has had any nerve blocks, and here it was. I have had pelvic pain for over several years that is getting much worse. I have had laporoscopys to remove endo, have had a hysterectomy, I have chrons, which they thought was the pain. Have three hernieated disc. The hernieated disc were diagnosed at least 10 years ago. To make very very long sory short have been on every medication imaginable, with no help. I go to PT for pelvic floor dysfuntion therapy ( no fun) that just gives me bruising all over my abdoman. have had trigger point injections, have acupuncture for pelvic pain. Everything seems to work for a short time, but then bang the pain is back again. My husband comes with me to every Dr. Appt that I have for support and to ask questions that I don't. Anyway..........went to my PM doctor today that gives me epidurals for back and leg pain.  After very long conversation mostly me being very emotional about all the drungs that I am on, and not being able to do anything with my kids or husband unless I take a pain pill, and my husband being very serious, he decided that he want to do a hypogastric symathetic nerve block. I have never heard of this, and he said it is like trying to reboot a computer. They turn the nerve off and then on again. Sometimes it takes a few tries, but it usually works.  At this point usually sounds like good odds to me. I will let you know how it works. I did see he other post for someone that had it done for pelvic pain as well. I hope this does work as I am really at my witts end with all of this pain. The pm Dr. did say that I need to learn how to deal with the pain, and that sometimes there is now answer.  I have dealt with back and leg pain for over 10 years, but for somereason the pelvic pain I can not work thru. Good luck I hope you  are able to get the answers that you need and most of all the pain relief. I hope that you have someone to help you in this difficult time. I really can not believe how strong my husband has been for me. Sorry this was so long.


Diagnosed Chrons Disease 07, herniated discs severe siatica,
3 laparoscopies, hysterectomy
p.t. and trigger point injections for severe pelvic pain.
Spinal epidurals for herniated discs and siatica
meds, lyrica, trazodone, vicodine, amrix
 


Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 3/16/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
There are several old post on these injections if you have the time to go through and read them,
you can also do a google search on them and hopefully get more information that ways, most everyone
here has had them and not much luck with them, for example me, just didn't help...
Sure hope they can work for you though and that you can get the pain relief that you need...
Hope this helps...
Lots and Lots of Soft Hugz for now..............
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TroubleMaker
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 3/17/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you again for the responce... Yes, my husband is very very good to me. He understands due to him going through a motorcycle wreck... Tell ya we are quite the pair LOL.   He limps one way and I wattle the other.  I'll go and look for some of the post and try to get my head around it all with questions for the new doctor.  I'll keep ya informed whats going on.  My problem is I work, hubby is disabled and stays home.  We do good together but I know now, he gets over whelmed, (spelling sorry, Im horrible at spellin) like I did during the wreck.  He hates to see me in sooo much pain and everyone acting like I'm faking.  The 2nd time my back went out, he took me to the emergency room, 4 hours later I was told I have degenerative disc disease. (wooo hooo they have a NAME FOR IT) took x-rays which show nothing, when they finally got around to the MRI I was beside myself.  The surgery helped, dont get me wrong.  But what I do not understand is why do I still hurt so bleepin much.

 

Ok, sorry bout that... was going to be good today LOL

Trouble


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 

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