Hello to all of you. I am so grateful I have found this outlet. About 5 years ago, I was dx'd with Fibromyalgia. I have taken every medication my doc can think of, including, but not limited to, Norco, Ativan, Xanax, Lexapro, Elavil, Flexeril, Skelaxin, and so many more. None of them seem to work. I take the Ativan for anxiety, which somewhat helps, the Norco for pain,(which I was on for over 3 1/2 yrs), I am now on Fiorinol with Codeine, I guess it is better than the Norco, still on the Flexeril (doesn't do anything!), and am on Remerol for depression (this one actually makes me feel better!!).
I am to a point where I can't stand the pain anymore!!!! I mean I can't stand it, but my doctor is done prescribing narcotic pain meds. I think he just thinks I am a drug seeker. I have gotten to the point of feeling hatred toward the man! I was told it is against the law in the state I am from, for a doctor to knowingly allow a patient to suffer unnecessarily, which he is doing as far as I am concerned.
I am seeing, for the first time a pain management doc at the end of this month and am hoping he/she will not let me suffer any longer. I am just not sure what to ask for. I have been considering the pump, but am allergic to morphine. I think there is a demerol pump, but have heard so many negatives on the pump. I don't want to become an addict, but don't want to live the rest of my life in this kind of pain.
Now, the doc, the one I hate, is telling me I may have RSD instead or along with the Fibro. GREAT! I am not even sure what this means! I just want to feel better. I am sick of being on so many medications, especially since I know this all can't be good for my liver. I was told by my PCP that all the Norco (vicodin) will only cause liver failure after a period of time. So, what do I do? Risk the need for a transplant at some point or just live with the pain? I know I can't live with the pain. It makes me cranky and I am just a miserable person, as a result!
At this point, life just sucks for me and the people closest to me. Will the pump be the answers to my prayers? And is it a good idea for me to ask the pain management doc about it on my very first visit? I am in Dallas, TX, so if there is anyone out there close to me, who knows of a good doc, please refer! I am not good at picking docs. I always seem to pick the jerks with no compassion!!!!
Sorry about the long winded post, just needed to vent more than I originally thought!
With sincerest regards,