Welcome to the board.... I'm sorry you are suffering so much. I hate to hear this.
Do you see a pain management doctor? What other medications have you tried?
I wish I had more to say that would be of help. But not knowing what you've tried... what kind of doc you are seeing.... all that sort of thing - it's hard to say.
Re: the fentanyl patch.... you are on a "moderate" dose at 75mcg. Do you see any change from the 50mcg? Do you use anything for breakthrough pain? It's just too hard to say if you've built up a tolerance to the med.... or if the pain is worse.... or both. Some docs don't believe in the whole tolerance thing; but I absolutely do.
Many of us here have chronic, debilitating pain issues. Most of us here treat our pain w/ a variety of approaches - from narcotics, muscle relaxers, etc (meds); injections; nerve blocks; physical therapy; surgery; pain pumps; etc.
When do you have your nerve block? Have you ever had this before? I really hope it helps you.
Any other info that you'd like to provide - we might be able to help you more. I broke my arm 2 months ago, too.... on top of everything else I have! I was dealing w/ 7 month old twins - it was a nightmare. Something stupid - just carrying a load of laundry; tripped; and put my arm out to "brace" my fall. Anyway, I feel for you!
Take care.... and, again, welcome to the board.... and I hope you find something to help your pain. --Tina
Pain Issues: DDD; fibromyalgia; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; tendonitis
Multiple Health Issues: Disabled due to POTS (heart condition); dysautonomia (dysfunction of the nervous system); hypothyroidism; adrenal insufficiency; chronic hypertension; chronic fatigue; sleep apnea; anemia; Vitamin D deficiency; etc etc
Meds: Too many to list....
Personal: Mom to 6 boys and twins girls