I haven't posted on here in a while - why? No clue really. I haven't posted much anywhere other then my moderated forums - not even much on them either. But if anyone can understand the frustration I am feeling it is all of you. I'm having a really bad day both physically and emotionally that cyber hugs would be very much appreciated right about
Let me recap - I have two bulging discs in my neck - one might be slightly herniated. Last year I went thru a series of 3 epidural injections. They worked rather well and I was more or less painfree for about 6 months (I still had a few bad days but not bad). So then this year I had a new symptom that I've never had before. I had massive nerve pain radiating down into my hands - it felt like I dipped my hands in boiling oil. They were on fire, tingling and numb. I didn't know what to do so I went to the ER. Let's just say wasted trip! They didn't know what to do for me because I am allergic to many pain meds and others I can't take due to my UC. So they sent my on my way with Darvocet. That did not help at all!
So then I called my primary and she set me up for another series of epidural injections. I've already had 2, I started to feel better until a couple of days ago when the burning, tingling and numb hands came back (this time I took Neurontin but boy do I HATE that drug - makes me loopy). So now I am going in for another MRI next week to determine if the discs have gotten worse. But what frustrates me more then anything is that I CAN NOT do anything or it sets off the spiral of pain from 1) the discs in my neck, 2) increasing arthritic problems in my hands and 3) I am still getting intense lower back spasms (think 9 on the pain scale) on occasion.
I just don't know what to do anymore! I feel like crawling into a corner and crying but I can't do that because just the act of crawling will hurt my neck! I'm so sick and tired of seeing doctors, I am so sick and tired of being in pain and I am so sick and tired of no one having answers for me.