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.