Welcome guitarmom, yes you have come to the right place. First things first, please get yourself a pain management doctor. Some of us have had good experiences with our gp, but a pm doctor, given they are the good kind will do you a world of good.
My experience was my gp treated me from 1989, until 1999 when he left due to a better job offer he got. I was in a terrible place even though he gave me enough precriptions to last 2 months, by the time I got to the pm doctor I now have, I have been through at least 4 pain management doctors. So please start looking now, I think you will find that along with the wonderful cp forum, a good pm doctor will make life at least better.
I (well my daughter) found this forum in March 2011, and I can say with all sincereity this forum has been the best thing that has happened to me since I became disabled. You will find very quickly that you are not alone, so many others have walked and are walking in your shoes. This alone keeps me from feeling, well not alone.
Ok I am becoming redundant, its time to sign off.
Hope you will feel better soon, and listen to what people on this forum advise, 9 out of 10 times, aside from having a medical degree, they know what there talking about.
Good luck, keep coming back
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson