My chronic pelvic pain

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gee gee
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/13/2009 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
This is Gee Gee
In regards to my pelvic pain, I have had three surgeries.   The doctor removed my uterus first, then he decided two years later to cut me open again and remove only my left ovary and he removed scar tissue that was attached everyone, i.e., my bladder, my intestines.   Then two years later he removed my right ovary.   I might add, I had fibriods attached to all removed items, my  uterus was enlarged and diseased inside.   I have been a mess since.  Now I am left with chronic pelvic pain.   I had my second child when I was 40 and now reaching the ripe old age of 50 next week.   I have done so much research to try and help myself with this situation.   My dr always makes getting my pain medication so difficult.   It makes me humilated.   He is always out of town and sometimes I go days without medication.   I am only seeing an OB Gyn, he is the one I trusted to fix me.   He has me on neurotin and percocet right now.   I have to go in every week for a prescription.   Then I have hormone shots every two weeks.   I think I need a pain management doctor.   I live in Spokane, WA.   I just want my life back again.  I am trying to raise a nine year old.   I have a 27 year old too.  I am so tired of this pain.   It is like a toothache in my pelvic area than never goes away.   I always take more medication then the dose written because he doesn't seem to understand my situation.   I have had it with him.   My analogy of this situation is like, "He broke my leg and now won't fix it!!".   I snap at my child because of the nagging pain.   I hate myself when I get like that.   I have to plan my life around my refill of pain medication.   Isn't that sick!   Any advise is welcome!
Thanks for listening
Have a wonderful day!
Gee Gee

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 2/13/2009 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, GeeGee,
Yes, I think you do need a pain management specialist, although sounds like he/she may need to work with your OB/GYN. I'm not sure why you have to go in every week for a prescription, although maybe you need the hormone shots. Something sounds "off" to me, but my pain isn't related to OB/GYN issues so I could be wrong.

One thing is that taking more medication than what was written for can potentially be dangerous and can make it extremely difficult if not impossible to get pain management from another doctor, as this is technically abusing your meds (not taking them as prescribed). So rather than do that I'd suggest a consult with a pain management specialist. You're in a large enough city that there should be some choices. I think one of our moderators is from Washington state, but I'm not sure where. Others may be able to give some additional suggestions.

Chime in anytime!


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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 2/13/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
hi gee gee, im so sorry your feeling so bad.

As PAlady mentioned, you should NOT take more meds than prescribed. I can be dangerous, and you will run out of meds before you should, which will only make your pain worse.

i think you should call TODAY and get a appt. w/ a pain doctor! if you are having chronic pain, it should be delt with by someone who understands chronic pain.

I am in a similar situation as you. I delt all my life with chronic pain due to stage four endometriosis, adenomyosis ,chronic complex ovarian cysts, and severe bleeding. since completing my family, we chose to go ahead with a full total abdominal hysterectomy (ovaries, tubes, uterus, cervix & apendix for other reasons). I am 3 wks post op and having severe pain in the right groin. I just saw my pain doc yesterday and he feels i have a trapped nerve and upped my normal pain meds, added a few other meds and some lidocane patches also.

good luck and hope u get a appt w/ a doc soon!
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 329
   Posted 2/14/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   

We have very similar problems and I know how hard it is to deeal with. Do you know the source of your pain? Is it adhesions or pelvic congestion syndrome? If it is adhesions then you might have to learn to deal with it because another surgery runs the risk of creating more of the nasty little ******s so some doctors won't go in and do another one. Have you tried physical therepy? There are a lot of things a PT can do to help stretch them. They do hurt and make the next few days hell but in the end being able to stretch in the morning is worth it!

Now for a few words of advice..
First thing, go see a pain management doctor. They have all kinds of lovely things to try that your ob/gyn doesn't even have access to. Next, stop over taking your medicine.. Find what ever else you have to help extend the relief but don't do it anymore. It is bad for you and will make it harder for your doctor to trust you and listen to you.

Take care,

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4



Meds - percocet  3x day : nexium : xanax :

Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E


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