Hi, I am a 26 yr old male, I am in soooo much pain, I don't know what to do with myself... I have been injured twice at my current job, they are "supposed" to work with me when I return, but they won't. My manager put me in another position that hurt me worse than the first time. I have been out this time since March 11, 2009 and not seeing very good results. I cannot sleep at night, I have tried sooo many different positions, even got a new bed, nothing seems to work. The only way that I can sleep is if I drug myself, but then I feel even worse when I get up! My MRI portrayed quite a mess, L4/L5 tear: stenosis: DDD, herniation and others. I have received two shots with terrible results, the first one seemed to help a little bit, that was my first injury back in July of '08, but the doc I was seeing sent me back to work right away and here I am, much worse off, anyhow I received my second shot on April 26, the doc that administered the shot hit a nerve, my body went into shock, they almost lost me on the table. The doc and his staff assured me that this is "normal?" I don't think so, after that I have been in much worse pain, the nerve pain, oi vey! My left foot feels like it's on fire, spasms, pins and needles, shooting pain down left leg into my groin, cramping, loss of control, and at times I can't feel my leg nor can I wiggle my toes, very scary! I am scheduled to go in for an EMG tomorrow then a hip MRI. My insurance comapany(s) purchased an EMPI unit for me, doesn't seem to help, I'm on Percocet, helps my back pain but not the nerve pain. My doc wanted to put me on Nerontin, hell no!! That's what I told him, my previous episode, my doc put me on that stuff and I had a terrible allergic reaction, ended up in the ER, so now what??? I can't walk, can't stand up straight, can't sleep, ***!!!!!
I am sooo depressed, angry, and wiped out. My wife is very understanding, but she is quite stressed as she was recently laid off, I am being well compensated, but as the saying goes, "all good things must end." I don't know what were going to do if my job decides to "medically lay me off." If the doc that gave me the shot is responsible for permanent nerve damage, I'm gonna sue him for pain and suffering, what an ordeal. I'm soo tired.