Well tomorrow is another RFA. The others (with exception of the last one six months ago) have been a Godsend...that is after the three weeks of intense pain while the nerves burn themselves out
. I am so hoping this one will go well. I could sure use a positve experience for a change. I just can't seem to get ahead with the med changes and things like that.
I'm also going to be discussing the problems I had with the baclofen (and taking the bottle back in to him). Although I don't mind giving up meds that I cannot take (if nothing else but to prove that I am not seeking meds), I really hate to keep paying co-pays for meds and having to give the bottle to the Dr when they don't work. The Soma worked sooooo well for me, but wham, the Dr changed everyone to baclofen and it made me so sick. Even though I did research and followed the manufacturer's recommendation instead of just starting out on the higher dose the Dr scripted (without directions or information at all, by the way)....it made me very dizzy, sick to my stomach, constipated horribly, and even caused hallucinations that I can clearly see now. At the time, I just felt very strange and knew I was "high" on the medication but felt HORRIBLE. Then when I finally got the nurse, she told me to stop taking it and that I couldn't take the Soma I had left until I talked to the Dr tomorrow. Basically I think I went through some withdrawals, but she did not think I was. I was taking 350 mg 4 x daily and had been taking that dose for quite a while. It was a real shock to my system.
I was also hoping to discuss a long acting medication tomorrow, but now I'm afraid to make anymore changes (except adding my Soma back) but I don't think he's going to agree to that.
So, I ask all of my friends here to wish me luck for tomorrow for the pain of the RFA and I really hope that it helps. I'd also love to get my meds stabalized again!