Re: Osteoporosis at young age
Thank you so much for your kind words. I didn't expect a reply so quickly. Right now I'm avoiding pain killers. Since I had my seizure from the Tramadol and had an allergic reaction to Vicodin I was immediately put on percocet. I developed a tolerance and a physical dependence very quickly even at the lose doses I was started on. I was so disappointed that the only med which gave me the least side effects (chronic insomnia, I cannot, I mean to stress cannot fall asleep on my own anymore, even now that I have taken myself off the percocet), also has the highest addiction rate. When I had days where the pain was never ending and I had to take my percocet as prescribed, if I didn't ask for a new script, which frankly I am always nervous to do because doctors give you raised eyebrows the majority of the time when you do, I've had to endure the horrible physical withdralw symptoms that frankly, feel worse then before I was ever prescribed a pain killer. I loath the pills. I get sick to my stomach just just thinking about it.
Before, I was really counting on the facet nerve blocks. When that didn't work I was counting on the neurosurgeon to tell me that I would eventually be a candidate for surgery, before my pain became debilitating again. Now I'm faced with another epidural procedure, which I know when I wake up I will be in alot of pain because I was the first time I did it. I know no neurosurgeon will touch me because of my young age.
Having said all that, discovering I have osteoporosis makes me feel even bleaker about my future, especially when it comes to my family life and my marriage. I know I should probably get into counseling and get into a physical activity like pilates or yoga, especially when it comes to addressing the osteo. I know I am facing having to make some major changes in my life. I just don't know where to start. I can't let myself depend on these medical procedures for all the answers to my problems. but thank you again for your story as it gives me hope that I too can overcome my fear of my future.