OK, I have never joined any type of site like this before, ever! My very first time,, (Except Face-book,but that doesn't count-does it?)
I have had severe pain & spasms for several years, through-out neck, shoulders, arms. In and out of ER,,finally a MRI reveals advanced Deg Disk/joint disease, 2 bulging disks, C-5&6 mostly GONE. (Where did it go?) Compressing the nerve root that services my arms, as they are weak and numb and at times, can not use my left arm at all. (also have: advanced spondilosis, osteo-arthritis, moderate narrowing of central spinal canal, vertebral stenosis, chronic small vessel Ischemia, and now, finally, seizure disorder. Waiting for my EEG, and ECG, which I can not afford due to no health insurance. I'm a mess. I have no idea where to turn to for help. ) I actually came here to this site for advice on how to find a doctor who would prescribe narco pain meds, as all the ones they keep giving me don't work.) SOooo,
YOu are SO lucky that you got some narco's for your pain! I've only gotten them sporadically, and as chronic pain sufferers know, sometimes it's the only thing that touches that kind of pain. They all tell me I need surgery asap,,but, w/o insurance,,well, too bad so sad for me.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO GET AN MD TO PRESCRIBE THE NARCO PAIN-MEDS?
Oh, and I have controlled/relieved my pain for many years with natural methods: massage, heat, ice, bio-feed-back, ergonomics, etc etc. So, I am not a 'drug-seeker'. I am in the advance stages, and some surgeons say i'm not even a candidate for surgery because my condition is too far gone--so, if I can't get narco pain meds---who does??? I don't get it!
any input or advice would be greatly appreciated!