Dear Gramps, I don't believe this, I wrote you a nice long reply and lost it, grrr--shoot. Thank you so much for taking the time to write me and care enough. Bottom line, I think it's a spine problem too, in your other letter you mentioned EMG, RSD and peripheral neuropathy. Do you know much about them, or should I google them? I was never tested for those and do you know if there is anything they could do about them? My pain did start RIGHT after I hurt my back and transferred to both legs. The mri's show bulging disks and stenosis but I'm told nothing to cause this much pain.
My doctor gave me another pill to take with the ultram that is stronger. Another problem, pain pills make me sick, that is coming down off of them. Only a few weeks ago I didn't feel as bad, I was walking and driving. It's been a nightmare of ups and downs for 3 years, but the pain is never gone, just the levels change.
I thank you so much for your time and concern. If I knew for a fact that an anti-depressant would help the pain, I'd take it, but honestly, when I don't feel bad, I'm not depressed and to take the anti-depressant I would have to get off ultram--it's semi complicated because of me. Thanks again for your kindness. I hope you are doing well. My very best to you.
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan