Hi, I have been in Chronic Pain for over 14 years, and was treated with only Flexaril, and Benzodiazipenes to help me sleep and to relax my muscles during the night, so that I would wake up in less pain. What a Joke!
I was injured on the job and developed Fibromyalgia rather quickly, I have had Knee surgery and continue to have knee pain, Sciatica, Ankle Reconstruction with continued pain, Coccydynia, Shoulder surgery to joint resulting in Frozen Shoulder, and now supposedly Bursitis, along with a bulging disc in the lumbar region that bulges and goes back into place on it's own etc. If I write anymore I will feel like a Hypochondriac!
Was in the Medical Field like Ruth Thomas, though different professions. I won't list mine because it really doesn't matter what I did, just that I was injured doing it and can no longer do it, because of the Fibromyalgia.
I have only been given pain medication for over two years thanks to my primary doctor, who treats my Fibro. I'm on Oxycodone 10 mg ER three times a day, but I only take it twice a day. I want to come off since I have been on for over a year now. I know I'm not addicted, but it doesn't seem to be helping, so why pop another pill? I also take Oxycodone 5mg with a Regular Tylenol (2 tabs every 4 hours as needed), which I desperately still need. Even though I have gotten a Muscle stimulator and a TEN's Unit.
I was really hoping that the TEN's would help more than it has. I'm very frustrated right now, and I hate to complain, but don't know how to handle this much pain! And it has been going on for a long time now. I do see my Orthopedic Surgeon tomorrow. Hoping he will inject my shoulder with Cortisone. Anything to help this pain.
I have never slept well, but this lower back and shoulder pain have me awake every 20-30 minutes once I do fall asleep. Sorry to go on and write a book! Guess I needed to rant a bit. Well thanks for listening.