I did call the nurse said to stop taking the baclofen. She said I could NOT take the Soma I had on hand and that we would "visit" my medications when I go in today. I honestly pray they give me my Soma back! It helped so much and I didn't get the high or foggy feelings like everyone mentions. I was sleepy, but that hasn't changed...so I don't think it was the Soma.
Also, I have tried the flexeril and skelaxin (can't remember why I couldn't take them...it's been a while) and the zanaflex makes my throat feel like it is closing up. It knocks me out immediately too....like almost can't wake up.
I still want to ask about all my med questions today during my apt for my RFA, but it's starting to look like a lot of things at once and you guys probably remember what a difficult time I have with this office sometimes. I never know what to expect next.
On that same line, another patient I know well was seeing the same PM. He was initially diagnosed with a rare disease at Mayo in FL and they gave him some meds to help. They also did the referral to this PM. They obviously have to continue treatment, but are so far away that they wanted him to see a PM here. He was given VERBAL permission to take the meds from the Mayo, but...when they drug tested him, they sent him a nasty letter claiming he was getting meds from several Dr's (which he was not...only Mayo and them...with permission and a direct Dr to Dr communication clause because of his condition). One day after the letter arrived, they called him to make sure he would be in for his next apt and of course he said NO. He went back to Mayo (with all med records...including the bad things they wrote) and had no problems getting what was needed to control his pain. They are referring him to someone else, but he has yet to be approved to get in. I'm watching his case closely to see if his new PM will be an understanding one. If so, I may have to make the change...like it or not. Mayo will not take me because I have too many conditions. They want me to use the largest of the campuses and I simply cannot get there. I could get to FL, but nowhere else.
Anyway...I go in today for my visit and pray it will be less painful than I expect with better results that I can hope for and a very good day with the Dr. I could sure use a break about now.
Failed TLIF L5-S1, Miltiple Bulges/Herniations, Scoliosis, Pituatary Disorder, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery, Failed Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (now trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendonitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, & Vision Issues