Well, back in May I was referred to a new pain doctor - one who specialized in injection therapy. I had 5 percocets left when I went to see him, and asked for a refill. He said he would write me up for vicodin which was "the same thing". I received minimal, if any pain relief from the vicodin, and that was only if I could take it before pain got bad at all. If the pain was above a 7 I was screwed. The trigger point injections, and the nerve blocks he did, did not work. After round 4, I asked to have my info sent back to my PCP.
Now you have to understand that during these treatments starting in may, my blood pressure had started to slowly go up - to me it seemed directly related to how much pain I was in. On a really bad day it was getting to 140/90, from 120/70ish before that. Anyways - I mentioned the blood pressure thing to my pain doctor and was told that in no way were they related it was just weight gain catching up with me. Well - after 1 week back on the percocet - from my PCP - I went to a appointment yesterday and my BP was at 118/67. It's freaking amazing what having pain medication that actually helps can do! The nurse actually checked it twice, because on my chart it showed a rising BP - notes about
possibly starting medication for hypertension - and she said that normally overweight people have high blood pressure.
Anyways the way that I see it - at least thats one thing we can SHOW as medical evidence that we need proper pain treatment. To think that they were discussing 2 different new meds for blood pressure, and all I needed was proper pain control....
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)