Hi Sunshine, I'm sorry that you're going through so much now and that you're in alot of pain. My pcp referred me to a neurologist who took mri's of my spine because of constant pain and numbness. I had surgury about
3 years ago and had a discetomy w/graftw/fusion/titanium plate and pain in my lower back. I have two herniated discs at L4,L5, S1. I've been referred to a pain management doctor/center. I was put on medication, given an electronic muscle stimulator(tens)unit for pain and sent to physical therapy. I go once a week now. I can't say enough positive things about
the center. I can walk without a cane now, my posture is improving which is making my pain better. It's so nice for a change to go to a doctor who understands pain and doesn't think it's in your head. I would talk to your pcp for a referral if you want to see one. I hope that you will feel better soon. Take care, Cecelia
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Lupus(both SLE and Sub-Cutaneous Lupus),degenerative disc disease, multiple conective tissue disorder,hypothyroidism,severe anemia,luekopenia,asthma,R.A.,Raynaud's, Sjorgrens's and Rosecia, vit. D deficiency. Medications: Plaquenil 400mg. day, Tramadol 100mgs 2-3 day, Neurontin 300mgs day, effexor 225mg day, Ativan 1mg 1-3day, Preacid 30mg day, Metroprol 25mg day, Levothyroxine 50mg day, Mobic 15mg day, Hydrocodone 500mg as needed every 4 hrs., Azelex Cream 2 x day, vitimin D supplements, iron/dextran infusions every 3 monthes and sun screen.