Hello and welcome,
I'm sorry that you have a need to be here, but am glad that you found us. You certainly have a list of medical problems that need addressing and for right now, it seems that getting into a proper pain management program should be at the top of that list. Lyrica is a great medication for treating nerve pain, but you were at an extremely low dose, which is perfectly normal when first starting Lyrica. The normal dosing range for that medication in treating nerve pain is usually 150 mg twice a day or for some 100 mg three times a day. It does have some side effects as all medications do, but usually after about
a week, those side effects lessen or disappear all together.
I am sorry to read about
your husband's upcoming surgery and hope that it will all go smoothly and his recovery will be uncomplicated and quick.
As far as transportation goes, check with your local recreation department. They usually can refer you to town/city or county programs that offer transportation to the elderly and disabled.
Anyway, I just wanted to welcome you to the forum and wish you good luck in finding a good pain management program. There are a lot of good ones out there.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too