I had my 2 week post epidural followup today with the physiologist, and I am not too happy all in all. She seemed unable to comprehend why the epidural did not work and wants to me have another. To my way of thinking that is like changing the plugs on a car that isn't running right, and when it still isn't running right changing them again.
Then she proceeds to prescribe me Lyrica. I reminded her that I am already on Cymbalta which does nothing for my back pain and she tells me that Lyrica is more like Neurontin. Well I have tried that too. First for the neuropathy and then again for my back pain, and it was like taking M&M's for all the effect it had on me.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with my PCP and I have about
100 things to discuss with her it seems. It was 99 but I want to talk it over with her and get her thoughts about
Lyrica since nuerontin didn't work and also taking Lyrica and Cymbalta together.
Then on Thursday I go and get a new MRI done on my lumbar area. This is the only thing the physiologist said today that made any sense.
Finally on next Monday I have my followup with the podiatrist over my foot ulcer/infection. The good news is that is seems the infection is gone, now it is a matter of the ulcer healing up which is going to take a while.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.