It was a very distressing appointment. Every needle felt like it was penetrating into the middle of my chest -- which as the doctor has told me, indicates that she's hit the spot.
She inserts the needle, moves it around, and then when I feel this pain radiating from the point, I tell her and she injects the medication. Today, I had about eight injections.
The radiating pain was very weird and more intense than my past appointments. It left me nauseous and I couldn't make it from the procedure room back to the exam room. Two nurses (who where very sweet) had to help me along. They had me lie down and by that point, I was drenched in a cold sweat. They got some water for me to drink and put some on my head.
After a few minutes, they had me drink some coke and eat some crackers. After about twenty minutes, I felt better. I was asked to wait a bit longer, then when they released me, the doctor gave me a sample of a pain cream containing ketoprofen, baclofen, cyclobenzaprine, gabapentin and lodicaine. I'll give it a try tomorrow as I'm just not up to anything more for today.
I'm just lying in bed feeling lousy and still a bit nauseous.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg & 2-3x 10mg Hydrocodone daily. Oxycodone 10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia). [/gray