I had unknown pain from the getgo of however far back I can remember. I want to say 5 or 6 years of age..
The issue as a younger child was that I was that, a younger child. They always thought I was faking for attention. But many times for weeks at a time I was not even able to put pressure on my legs because of the sharp pain in my hips, and no one knew why.
Skip years later to when im 13 and they did surgery on both feet. Something to do with the arches in my feet to raise them. Left side was successful and the right sides' implant came dislodged and was moving inside my foot. A year and a half later they took it out and said I had a broken heal and extensive nerve damage that I had been walking around on for a year. I went to a pain clinic after that (at 14) and they put me on Neurontin, Lyrica (i think), and eventually vicodin. I never took the vicodin because I hated the way it made me feel (stoned).
After that the pain just escalated. Vicodin 10/325, Oxycodone 10/325, etc..
I went to this other pain center a few years ago at 17 or so. After a while of Norco, oxycontin, etc, they put me on Hydromorphone. Which worked great for me. Less pain, very small headiness feeling, if any at all.
They were doing pain injections on me for a while which don't seem to be helping much I guess.
I ran out of medication a few times and I would contact them to let them know, but when I get there and there is nothing in my urine they act all surprised and say i never let them know. I know if I don't let them know they will get pissed at me, so I always did. But they say I didn't.
Yes, they dismissed me from their care. Just dropped me after getting 180 4mg Dilaudiid a month to straight nothing. I went through hell for a month and now I'm feeling better. But the pain is still very much there.
I had surgery to remove two tendons in my foot which brought me down for 6 months. They had to cut through a nerve, so that's what the running theory is. Post surgical pain / neuropathy I guess.
Post Edited (timlinton) : 8/22/2011 8:48:22 AM (GMT-6)