My back hurts so bad from a car accident I was in at 15. Its been 12 years and I am still trying to deal with this. Ive started drinking to help with the pain. Im tired. And it still hurts so damn bad. I dont what to do any more.
Sounds like there is a need for your primary care doctor to refer you to a pain-management specialist. You have been in pain for waaay too long. Like the previous poster said, you will also likely need some diagnostic work done. A problem cannot be treated unless it is first diagnosed. The specialist should then recommend a combination of treatments to help you. This may include procedure(s), medication, physical therapy, etc. Be advised, however, that most pain medications should not be mixed with alcohol and that the combination of the two can be fatal. Self-medication with just alcohol, however, is not a form of pain-management and someone in the medical field should help you with this. Best wishes to you. Lisa
I'm sorry about the pain you're experiencing. Definitely talk to your PCP about a getting a referral to a Pain Management Doctor. At this point it's doubtful that having a drink will target your pain needs. A pain management Doctor will come with a plan and recommend medications that will best target your needs.
I hope you get answers and help with the pain soon!
I agree with the others. Go to your PCP and get an MRI done to see what is going on. If you get into a good pain management program, they will be able to control your pain better with medications, injections, PT, ect... There is no reason not to take action and suffer like this. Drinking does not help matters at all. Good luck and I hope you seek the care you need.
I agree drinking is self medicating and cannot be controlled in any way. Get some scans done, there could be a surgery to help quit a bit, my sister had two auto accidents and need a lot of Physical Therapy to help her back. Either way it is a start. Plus like others have sad there are pain management centers that are devoted to people like us. Plus they can give you a controlled amount of medication. If you think you may have a problem with taking too much then give it to a trustworthy person in your life to manage for you, then you can function without being drunk, you are asking for troube a DUI, jail and if you go to jail you won't be able to do anything about the pain and that I know for a fact is pure hell! I wish you the best! Get to the doctor. I know it is hard to take that first step but you can do it. I still have bad really bad days but I wouldn't be here if I didn't go to pain management. Good luck.
It really depends where 28kiki is located you know. Some countries don't have good pain managements. I believe today most countries have pain management, ie, they consider themselves following the FDA, but in fact they won't allow the use of narcotics pain meds.
So for example, those countries will prescribe lyrica, gabapentine(neurontin), tramadol perhaps even ultram etc...anything for nerve pain and of course will eventually tell you that it's all in your head or AD(anti depressents).
But the main deal, after suffering from chronic neck pain 24/7 for 4 years the only thing that REALLY work for this horrific pain in the NECK that drives me crazy/INSANE just like nicole said is Oxycontin. I can have a life back. I can actually even lough you know. People look at me and said that they've never saw me loughing before.
I'm so glad my primary care doctor started me on that. He said it's better not to but there is no other way. They can't fix my neck. I've already accepted that.
So in another words, if she lives outside the u.s, like in Asian countries, Japan, China, India, even European countries and Russia, doctor's won't allow the use of narcotic pain meds. It's allowed only couple of days after surgery that's it.
28kiki has been in a car accident. Most people who have been in car accidents will need narcotics pain meds cause of the scar tissue damage plus the damaged disks. I dont' think nerve pain meds are enough for it.
So I believe that's the reason she is starting to drink. There is no help where she lives. She never answered us back you know.