Re: Is there help for the pain?
I do think that the pain I had in the hospital was do to the surgery. I have no idea how they had me positioned on the table. All I know was that I felt nothing in my stomach and my back was killing me. They had to knock me out when I came back to my room because I wouldn't stop screaming about how bad it was.
I've had ct scans and the dr's said they showed nothing. At one dr I was going to he said that my spine was slightly curved. My mom has that too, I can't remember what the medical term for it is though. The dr said that sometime it bothers people and sometimes it doesn't. I stopped going to him after about 8 months because all he was doing was give me pain meds or shots in my back. I told him they weren't working but he didn't seem to want to listen. The visit was basically - get shots and a pescription then I was out of there.
Where can you get some of those patches Mel52? I've gotten the heat patches that stick on my back at the pharmacy but they really don't seem to do much. I lay with a heating pad on my back when it's hurting, and I really don't get up and move around much unless I have to.
I'm going to look into the types of drs that you suggested tetonteri66, they might beable to help more than the ones that I have gone too. It's the tingling in my calf that's gotten to me lately because it's something that's never happened before.
The pain isn't a constant every day pain, but the calf tingling is. With my back I have to watch how I move or if I sit in a hard chair or stand to long it will start to get sore. But when it does hurt it HURTS!!!! I shouldn't say this because I'll probably jinx myself but it hasn't acted up on it's own like it usually does for a while now. The last time was in the hospital and I do think that was because of the way I was on the table.
It just seems odd to me that any sort of pain med I've took won't work for it and I've tried a good many. The only thing that seems to do any help is a muscle relaxer but I think that's only because it knocks me out because the pain will still be there after I get up. I do take 4 very high doses of different meds for my epilepsy - Depakote, Tegretol, Keppra and Lamictal. I don't know if this could have something to do with pain meds not working or not.
I did have a seizure the other day and as I said I get horrible migraines after them. My neurologist has given me headache meds, buteral, which does nothing. I have some percocet that the dr gave me after my surgery. It didn't work for the pain with that, put I figured "what the heck, I'll try it for the headache instead of sitting here with a bag of ice on my head". I was supprised that it did work.
Thanks for your advice everyone!
Last edited by valeriedl; 11-08-2011 at 08:10 AM.