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Old 10-18-2004, 05:02 PM   #1
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degenerative disk disease/pain meds

i was diagnosed with ddd around 7 months ago. i've had two esi's and still no relief. i'm only 31. i'm taking hydro 10/325 but they aren't working as well anymore and i have started to take more and more but am very nervous. i'm a christian but i'm am in so much pain. my back, hip, buttocks, and leg cause pain. im up to six hydros a day. i cant take the meds with food because they aren't as effective. pm doctors won't give me anything stronger which i guess is good but i'm in so much pain. i wonder how much hydro is safe to take at one time. i feel like i'm abusing the meds when i take several but its the only time i get some relief. doctors don't want me to have surgery yet. i really dont want to go on much longer without surgery.

is anyone going through a similar situation with the constant pain and pain meds. im new to this site. thanks, jason.

 
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: degenerative disk disease/pain meds

I am kinda. I have two discs that are degenerating (L4-S1). I have had injections, emg, pt and will be having a discogram soon. I know how you feel about meds. Just last week I realized I was taking up to eight percocets a day! Of course, on the bottle I can take two at a time, and it varied on the time between. But, that made me run out of meds. Lortabs didn't help me any. After my discogram my dr and I will discuss surgery (two level fusion). I am only 26, and can't live a normal life right now. I am not expecting a miracle, but I would like some relief. Just enough so I can sit through school and get around (hubby wants to fly to Europe, and unless I have surgery, there is NO WAY I could sit on a plane for 12 hours, four is bad enough). I understand I may have some pain, but that is the risk you take. I know some may say to wait, but I may want to have kids later. Right now we don't, but maybe in eight years we will. I couldn't carry a kid right now, no way. If I have a fusion, I would feel better about having kids. Don't know if any of this is relevent, but just wanted to show you there are others out there who understand.

 
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: degenerative disk disease/pain meds

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Old 10-18-2004, 07:29 PM   #4
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Re: degenerative disk disease/pain meds

mel, i'm having a discogram on thursday. i let you know how it goes. i have a 16 month old and one on the way. very hard on the back. thanks for the response. jason/jayboy557

 
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Re: degenerative disk disease/pain meds

Please do!!

 
Old 10-19-2004, 01:41 AM   #6
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Re: degenerative disk disease/pain meds

jason

keep looking forward m8

 
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