I wrote a couple of days ago about epidural injections; asking if anyone had much experience with them. Thanks for your replys.
I was convinced that I had another herniated disc, but I have found out that the problem is scar tissue from my L5-S1 surgery site from 8 years ago. I am in so much pain, and my family dr. doesn't really know how to treat this. I went to my Orthopedic surgeon, and he didn't have much to say except to recommend these injections.
Today my family dr. has finally said that he will start the ball rolling on the epidural injections through a chronic pain management clinic. My problem is that this is not going to happen for at least a couple of months.
If I have to live with this pain till then I will go out of my mind. I am taking prednisone to try to get the inflammation down around the disc area. I also take Flexeril for muscle spasms and Percocet for pain. The pain killer I take: 2 tabs every 4 hours. This seems to be somewhat sufficient during the day but the nights are extremely bad. I have not had more than 2 hours sleep each night over the past 5 days.
I called my GP today to ask if I could take some Tylenol #2 for the breadthrough pain, but he was gone for the day. Has anyone every had to do this? I would really, really like to get a little bit of sleep, if not for my sake, then for my sons who have to put up with an irritable and completely immobile mum.
If someone could get back to me tonight that would be great. Maybe someone could suggest another type of med to ease the nerve pain and muscle spasms.