Uggg High Pain Days

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auntkay
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   Posted 9/28/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep it's me again .I've been dealing with my lower back pain for over a year now .I've tried lots of different things like heat,ice pt, accupuncture,chiro, and steroids injections. For the most part i'm just living in pain and i keep muttling thru each day.Yesterday and today seem to be high pain days and i'm growing weary.I thought i could just keep living with the pain but i'm not sure how much more i can take. Thanks for letting me come here and whine.
 
 Kay

flower123
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   Posted 9/28/2009 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aunt Kay,

I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this. I understand how difficult it is. It feels like it is so hard to get through each day when the pain is high. Sometimes, when I'm really frustrated, I'll treat myself to something--like buy something little for myself or watch a movie that I like. I haven't read your previous posts. Do the docs know why you have chronic pain? Is there any treatment that you're getting?

Hugs,

Flower

straydog
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   Posted 9/28/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aunt Kay, sorry to hear you are feeling so rotten. Are you having any weather changes? We are and let me tell you, it really has the natives restless and a pain in my part of the country. I have a pump but, I have been hitting the BT meds lately, no choice. Hope things calm down for you.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


couchtater
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   Posted 9/28/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Kay, I'm new here and I was wondering how did you hurt your back?
I injured mine in a car accident 15 years ago and have mild OA from it.
I came here because for 7 months I suffered with horrible spasms that lasted all day on top of the OA problem. I discovered my spasms were from depleted calcium levels due to my Hypothyroidism and PPIs I was on.

Joy

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/28/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   

 

     Hi Kay,

     *huggs* sorry you have tried so many options to no avail. Do you doctors have ANY other options that you could try? Are you a candidate for nerve abalations (sp?) I do hope you are able to find atleast some relief. I have steroid injections done on a regular basis and they bring me down from extreme pain 24/7 to ~~>moderate pain w/ severe spikes (spikes only last few days). For me, the differance is like night and day. I need them to "survive". I am sorry to hear you have no relief thou. I hate to know you go through it without any results. *warm huggs*

*huggs*

   dani


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


auntkay
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   Posted 9/29/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
My back pain is due to a buldging disc thats pressing on a nerve it's l5 s1. I also have ddd and degenrative faucet disease. So my back is a mess i can't pin point what caused the problems it may just be the aging process and i've hurt my back and neck in a couple of auto accidents thru the years. This pain started a year ago this past june and seems to really be hanging in here.I thought with time it would ease up and become mild enough i could go on with everyday living. Now we did have a front move in so maybe the change in the weather has it acting up again. I hate this all i can do when i get home from work is lay down that really sucks as there are things i need to be doing. Thank you all for your replies i guess i just had to vent alittle i'm seriously considering surgery i can't keep going on with all this pain. Kay

straydog
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   Posted 9/29/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Kay, I am not sure what types of care you have had with your back. My problems are nearly identical to your except I do not have the nerve involvement that you have going on, Between the nerve involvment and the facet problem no wonder you are in pain. Has you dr tried you on any of the medications for nerve problems, anything like, Lyrica, Neurotin, Cymbalta? Pain medications have little effect on nerve problems. Hope you are feeling better.
Straydog/Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/29/2009 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been dealing with this for two yrs now and understand how you feel. Your quality of life is in the dumpster all the time. Let me know how your doing, and are you on pain meds and if so what kind. Hang in there! I really feel for you.

Michael


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/29/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Im a guessing that you sleep on your back with a couple of pillows under your legs right? This helps me some, but it has now affected my elbows as they are pressing on the nerves as I sleep that way. I still waiting on the PCD to get me to a PM Doc, and it wont come any too soon for me. It makes life rotton, and I understand laying around all the time and feeling worthless.
Michael

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