He decided to change up some of my meds at another attempt to get my pain under control.
He wants to try the medication change first and then see me back in two weeks. If there hasn't been any change we will look into something called Facet Joint Injections.
I explained to him my stress, pain, depression issues, and how I feel I have one foot over the edge as it is.
So, now I am to take half a percocet during the day every few hours as needed to make it through my work day. He has changed my bedtime meds as well, and increased my oxy from 10mg to 20mg removing the vicodin and percocet and now taking Nortriptyline..this is for depression, he also said this can help with getting some sleep since I can't seem to sleep more than an hour or two at a time. I'm lucky to get 4 hours a night.
I am so grateful as my girlfriend took my youngest (5yr old) for the weekend. I didn't want to try the new med and the increase in oxy with her here. And I get some extra rest time.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass
Meds: Oxy, percocet, norco, xanax, sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil
Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.