first I have several sources of chronic pain; bilateral carpal tunnel,Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Trigeminal neuralgia , bilateral neuropathy of the feet and total back pain...I have lost 50 lbs...there are very few forms of exercise I can do
anyway the leg pain at least 95% on the right side, first thought was
sciatica, phisical (spelling) by the Dr was a yes then after nerve conductivity tests, mylogram, and another where they insert needles in the muscles of your leg push down like on gas pedal (did a scream on that one) all showed nothing
my Dr reviewed my MRI's noticed a mass at the base of my spine we were both hoping it was lipoma (spelling) fatty tissue that can be removed and the problem taken care of, nope it was a bundle of varicose veins!
my Dr found an expert to treat me, but he won't take my insurance
sometimes my leg gives out on me, feels like someone reaches and twists everything inside my leg, terrible sharp stabbing pain and for the rest of day the leg throbs, I'm a side sleeper I can't do that anymore, it hurts like ***l even after I change postions...when I wake up I have to get out of bed slowly it doesn't want to support my weight...I can have throbbing, ache all day long or no pain.....had an incident last week the right calf was screaming in pain and my break through med Dilaudid didn't touch the pain, called my Dr sent me to the ER thinking it was a blood clot, it wasn't all blood work came back normal, 2 injections of morphine, then 2 of dilaudid...made the pain go from a 9 to a 3 went home, never found a reason for it
I take 125 mcg of fentanyl patch, valium for muscle pain, & dilaudid for break through pain.....plus topamax and neurotin and trazadone for sleep...I can't remeber the last time I slept through the night, pain wwakes me single night...I use meditation & relaxation cd's every night, do the breathing tech. just Joined the YMCA thinking swimming would be good, came away from the class and the next day I was taking my dilaudid every 4 hrs
I am at my wit's end, I don't have the money to go special clinics, I'm on SSI because of all of these
I don't know what to do anymore, I'm so fed up w/the pain....it runs my life, can I drive today because of a med I took, do I dare pick up that bag of grocies etc
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