First off I want to Welcome you to the HW Chronic Pain Forum, I am very sorry about what your experiencing, but you have found a good place to come, of course we can't cure you! But we can listen and support you, and let you know that you are not alone! Misery always seems to Love company and what better company to have than folks who know and can understand what you are feeling and going through, because we to are experiencing the same or similar things that you are! So we can definitely empathize with you! I don't think you will find an more caring compassionate group of people anywhere, than what we have right here on this forum. So Welcome to our family, and please feel free to joins us on all the topics posted and share with us as much about yourself as you feel comfortable with!
I have a question for you, Does it really matter what exactly is causing the pain, I mean it could be just one of the things you mentioned or all of them that is giving you so much pain. But the fact is you do have pain, I know well what it is like to have thorasic disc pain, I have a herniated and torn disc at T-12 and a bulging disc and bone spurs at T-8 and T-3. So I do have at least some idea of what you must be going through, but yours must definitely be much much worst! Are you currently being treated for Chronic Pain? If so is it by for PCP or do you go to a Pain Clinic and treated by a Pain Specialist? If not have you considered that as an alternative? I would definitely recommended you look into that if you have not already done so! I see a Pain Specialist monthly for evalation and refills of my pain meds! I can't not begin to tell you what a change it has made. I have a Doctor who not only knows how to treat pain, but also know how pain can affect ones life, and he actually care about you! So that would be my advice to you, if you are having Chronic Pain then by all means see some one that can help you get it under control! You do not need to suffer!
I do wish you only the Best! Good Luck to You!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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