cshelp it does sound like you have had more than your share of misfortune,I am sorry to hear that you have had so many problems! You mentioned that they said they found lesions on your brain do you also have MS? And are you on any pain medications right now other than neurontin? I had also been given neurontin, and it did nothing for me either, other than it had some nasty side affects, and I had to be taken off of it! Did your pain Doctors explain why they wanted to get you off what ever meds you are on? Also you said you are an RN are you able to work with everything that is going on?
Anyway from the sound of your post you must be very frustrated, andwith that said you have found a very good place to come and vent. As we are all, very good listeners, and want to help and support you in anyway we can. So please continue to post and let us get to know more about
Good Luck to You
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV