Posted 6/29/2015 10:59 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks for the info Rockyd ! sorry you are in so much pain, especially today hon..
$75,000 is insane! There was a recent news show about some doctors 'going on strike', refusing to use certain cancer medications, that they said pharmaceutical companies were charging 10x - 20x $$$. Solely to extend lives for a matter of months - not to improve quality of life or to cure. Interesting.
For myself, (aquatic) Physical therapy is essential but (workman's comp) insurance co stops approving whenever I don't show improvement, no matter how restricted my motions are, or how much pain I am in. (despite fact that ?Medicaid or is it Medicare? Now recogniizes & approves therapy for joint issues like arthritis ) anyway, my therapy is off & on.
No blood work has ever been done to check for possible damage to my kidney, etc. from long term use - I've been on various oral muscle relaxers & pain meds since early 2005. So far no digestive issues, knock on wood! Drugs screens ARE done often to make sure I am taking the prescribed meds though !!
Recently I've had sharply increased pain in 2 joints w/numbness in those extremities. MRI have been done, awaiting results.. dr thinks cause is either arthritis, adhesions, spurs, herniated disc, DDD or spinal stenosis.
Herniated cervical discs & other disc / spine issues, Arthritis, spurs
Injuries &/or pain to/in shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, legs, ankles
Fibro / myofascial pain, neuralgia, neuritis