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    Old 07-29-2003, 09:29 PM   #1
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    Hi everyone


    I had a very disappointing phone call today back from my doctor (actually the nurse). My doctor has been out of town, and left me in a messed up situtation.

    To give some history of meds for reference, this is what I am taking.

    Celebrex 200mg 1 x daily (worried about side effects)
    Switched from Naproxen 500mg 3 x daily (did nothing)

    Soma 350mg 3 x daily (helps a little bit with tension)
    Switched from Skelaxin 800mg 3 x daily (did nothing)

    Trazodone 50mg 2 x daily at bedtime (helps with sleep)

    Ultracet 37.5/325 3 x daily (which is a joke)
    Vicodin 5/500 3 x daily (doesn't help much either)

    I have been seeing this new doctor "Internal Medicine" for about 4 months now and he basically has put me on these meds and sent me for X-Ray and to PT.

    X-Ray shows nothing wrong "what a suprise / sarcastic" and PT didn't help and they were just trying to get me to do stretches which I already do when I can. Plus I have been seeing a Chiro for 3 years for some relief which is temporary, and all PT is was another co-payment without the adjustment. Everything the chiro does, they did at PT.

    My doctor basically said he is at the end of his rope and wanted to pass me on. He mentioned pain management where we can look into meds, injections, MRI, and other tests. Also if it came up where surgery was necessary, then they would send me along the chain of commands. He also said if the Ultracet wasn't working let him know. He put in for a referral which I received from my local "Pain Management, Rehab and Physical Therapy office". This is the same place where I previously went for PT.

    So I have been having problems with no relief from Ultracet and my referral came in and it said "PT Evaluation" I was confused and upset!

    I called and the doctors office calls me today and asks if the Ultracet was not working? I said "YES". They asked me if I would like to pick up some Celebrex? I was like "HELLO! I am already taking Celebrex and also Soma. They help for the stiffness and muscle spasms but not the PAIN! I am in bad pain all day long" The nurse tells me they must have gotten the notes mixed up so they sent it to the Dr. again for review, and they would call again tomorrow with the answer about the Ultracet. She also informs me that my referral was for ONLY PT. I was floored with anger and disappointment!

    He said Pain Management not PT, he knows I have tried that already with no help! So I cannot see the PM docs there at the office, only the PT's. Which means NO tests, NO MRI's, NO Meds, NOTHING but stupid stretches!! Which I already do!

    The nurse tells me that she will look into my evaluation from being there previously, and would also get back to me on that tomorrow. She also states that the PT can send me over to the PM side. I was like they didn't before what's gonna change now, I need tests! This was so frustrating!

    All I can do now is wait, which really is upsetting me. sorry for being winded, I just needed to vent. I guess if the phone call does not go the way I want it to, I will make an appt and plead my case, begging for help and the proper tests. My doc seemed concerned when I see him, but now it seems he wanted to pass me on, well pass me to a PM not a PT. GEEZ!!

    I hope everyone is doing better than I am today..

    Hottrodd

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    * 27 years old, male
    *Chronic upper back pain for about 6 years, recently getting really bad, really stiff in the morning takes forever to get going, lasts all day everyday.
    *Crackling sounds from rib cage area across upper and middle back when stretching.
    * Pain, tightness and burning all day long, usually ranges from a 4 through 9 depending on the day and how my body wants to react. Usually it's at least a 6/7 all day recently, used to be an annoying 3/4 all day, which I lived with but hated.
    *Problem areas are mainly around breastbone area of chest, across shoulder blades, dead center upper back, upper shoulders and back of neck. Feels as if it's muscles and bones/joints, possibly ribs.
    *Muscles spasms, had a couple that were severe enough to go to ER, felt like I was having a heart attack, pain radiated through upper back to chest area.
    *Taking Vicodin 5/500 Soma 350 and Celebrex 200, which also helps somewhat but not to where I am not bothered by the pain, burning, tightness ect..
    *Chiropractic 3 years, PT on and off again, all of which produces results that do not last for more than the day I have them.
    *Can't remember any trauma I had that would have caused all this. Don't understand how it's getting worse.
    *Can't really do anything, lifting, heavy physical ect.. Try and walk and stretch when I can.
    *Still undiagnosed and waiting

     
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    Old 07-29-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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    By any chance, are you a member of Kaiser Permanente HMO medical group? It just sounds very similar to the hoops I had to jump through at the beginning, and since I noticed you were in So. Cal, maybe you were with the same horrible HMO as me? Long shot, but just wondering.


     
    Old 07-29-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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    Hi Hottrod

    Im so sorry to hear of what happened to you today! Of course you have every reason to be mad! How very frusterating!! This is not something that should have been confused. My heart goes out to you!

    Im not familiar with back problems, as thats not my "area" of problem, but there are so many wonderful people here that do have back problems and Im sure would be more then willing to help with any tests that you might need help with or questions/suggestion that you might have? Just a suggestion as you mentioned that you might go through some that you havent yet..

    Wishing you the best talk with your doctor tomorrow possible!!!!

    Keep us posted! Kim


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    Old 07-30-2003, 10:01 AM   #4
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    Hi Hotrod! Sorry to hear about your "under" treatment. You need to get an MRI. If your x-rays are showing nothing then the next logical step is an MRI.

    My doctor never requested on for me on his own. I told him, after he said I would be on pain killers the rest of my life, "I want an MRI" and he said "yea, that sounds like a good idea". Sure enough, after the MRI, my doctor called me and it showed a herniated disk at c5 & c6 (neck) with bulging on the right side. The pain doesn't just effect my neck tho, it radiates down my back (shoulder blades, center of upper back, shoulders etc).

    So, if I were you i would go back to that doctor and ask him to just schedule an MRI so you can find any problems. From your symptoms it sounds like the MRI could very well show something wrong.

    Just my opinion. One things for sure, you NEED to get a diagnosis. Good luck, I hope it all works out for you. Keep us posted.
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    ~month and one week later, couldn't move neck LOTS of pain and crying. Tingling in right index and middle finger. Pain down right arm, pain always in neck and in upper back between shoulder blades (burning). Legs also hurt at times.
    ~went to various docs, prescribed muscle relax. and pain meds on and off whenever I got a "flare up".
    ~found my doc 2 years ago, prescribed lortab. insurance wouldn't cover preexistin cond till 6 months lapsed
    ~doc said "you are having muscle spasms and will prob be on pain killers the rest of your life"
    ~later, doc started to question my pain
    ~told him to schedule MRI
    ~MRI showed herniated disk, bulging on right side at C5 & C6
    ~kept me on pain meds and referred me to a wonderful chiro.
    ~now seeing chiro and taking pain meds
    ~next step is epidural shot if chiro doesn't work.
    ~UPDATE: Aug 2003: Saw Doc., discussed tolerence to Lortabs; Discussed long acting meds and complete loss of sensation in right thumb up to first finger; and pain worse, + wake up with right arm "dead" often!
    ~Set up appt with Neuro
    ~Prescribed MS Contin 30 mg 2x day plus Lortab 10 5 per day for BT.
    ~ 1 wk later: bumped up to 60mg MS Contin 2x day
    ~ So far MS Contin works excellent. Pain level 0 to 1 for 8-10 hours
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    Old 07-31-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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    As I posted on one of your posts, I will post it here, too. Please ask your dr. to refer you to a rheumatologist and say you want to be seen and examined for Fibromyalgia. It makes you hurt all over and some of those places like the ribs , etc. I know as i have it and some other medical issues in addition.
    But, you don't have a diagnosis, this may be what you have. Please ask for this referral, as like I said you hurt all over, esp, back but really it can be anywhere and all the time, affecting your daily functioning and sleep. People are usually taking Soma and pain medication and sometimes something for sleep. I also take thae MSM 3,000 mg. a day for myself and after 2 months muscle spasms are decreased. This has caused me to decrease the Soma . It is a help, believe us on here. I hope this helps a little, this info... Soleil

     
    Old 08-01-2003, 08:27 AM   #6
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    Hottrod,

    I have got to ask you this,

    1. Do you have tender spots? For example, if you push.. not like you would want to, but if you were to run your fingers over or near an area, would that cause pain?

    2. The spasms you talk about.. are they more like a long lasting inner cramp? Can last for hours at a time?

    3. The pains that you have... could they sometimes be described as shooting pains.. Perhaps there are others, but sometimes shooting?

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    HotRodd,
    As I said in an above post, I think you should call the dr's office back and say, I want to stop any appts. you have scheduled at PT as I want to go to a Rheumatologist and have the Fibromyalgia examination ruled in or out. Because sometimes, you cannot do all those aeorobics or exercises and what you really need is massage therapy, which even takes a while to tolerate, but ultimately helps the muscles. And the stretching with the rib and chest and back areas has to be specific ones. W/out a diagnosis, they could actually aggravate what is going on. As I said, I have the rib area, mid-back dead center and to theleft and should er area and neck pain and it can be excruciating. First Ultram is not enough for this pain, period. But also, you cannot get on MSM fast enough as it can take a bit for some people. This MSM is almost like a new revelation for a lot of us on here. Thanks to the poster AFinsand, I think?? we know All about it now and all the conditions it can treat.
    Maybe AFinsand(poster) could list those on here how she did on Fibromyalgia board. It was what made me realize it was helping muscle spasms and why I had reduced Soma and why my hip and elbow and a couple other things quit screaming in pain. The list is long and helpful. It very l;ikely could help others on here as well, but please listen to her while you are trying to get this diagnosed. It sure sounds like Fibromyalgia, and I went to 2 rheumatologist, 2nd one did the diagnosis. The 1st one pressed like a feather and that was too light and she pressed in the wrong spots. Make sure you guide their hand to the spots if they are slightly off. Anyone on the Fibromyalgia can tell you where the tender spots are for diagnosis and ewither you have them or you don't. But, you will have al;l over body pain as well, don't misunderstand me, not just tender spots. Those are what help the diagnosisi, though as they are connected to the muscle pain. Hope this helps....Soleil

     
    Old 08-04-2003, 04:11 AM   #8
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    Hi Everyone..

    I have a Dr. appointment today and hopefully can push to get an MRI and also ask for a referral to a rheumatologist (which was a good idea I didn't think of, thanks! BTW wondering how come my doctor hasn't thought of that either?).

    Also hope to talk about my meds.. I guess the Soma, Celebrex and Trazodone do what they can, but it's the pain med that needs fixing to stop my suffering. The Vicodin doesn't help much, he only has me on "2" 5/500 a day right now (60 pills a month), which is a joke at my pain and discomfort level. He switched me from Ultracet 37.5/325 which did "NOTHING". I have to take 2 Vicoden just to take the edge off, which only last about 4 hours and I'm still in pain. So I am going to have to let him know that not only is all that Tylenol ridiculous, but I don't have enough at 60 pills per month. He is probably going to frown seeing as he just took me off the Ultracet about 4 days ago. I really need something either stronger or longer acting, but primary docs always have a problem writing scripts. And I "REFUSE" to ask for anything by name, don't want to be looked at as a "seeker".

    So I think I will touch on those and try to also fit in the Pain Management confusion. He sent me to PT again, I thought it was PM, guess I was wrong.. Would like to fix that.. So there are serveral issues.. MRI, specialist referral, meds, and finally pain management instead of PT.

    I just hope to get it all in... Keeping fingers crossed.. will let everyone know how it goes.. Oh geez, don't know why I am nervous.. I just hate the thoughts of not being heard or getting what I think needs to be done.. It really is irritating..

    Enough venting....


    Soleil
    Thanks for your advice and concern, loved reading your post.. I will ask today for sure about seeing the specialist.. And also going to buy some MSM!

    Kimberbella
    Yes the muscle problems are spasms and feel like long inner cramps that are really strong and last all day. I wake up stiff and sore in the morning, joints and muscles ache all over, mostly in my upper back, chest, shoulder blades, ribs, neck. It takes an hour to two hours before I am okay to just function and the meds kick in, but still in pain. I do have tender spots, not really sure where to try and check though. Mostly my elbows, shoulder blades, under neck, forearm.

    The pains I have range from shooting pain to dull deep aching and stiffness with joint crackling. My pain usually is best during afternoon, and is worse in morning and at night. The mornings are the worst, nights are a close second. I also notice I wake up several times a night sore, and even have gotten calf cramps in my legs before during sleep, woke me up!

    Hope everyone is well..

    Hottrodd

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    * 27 years old, male
    *Chronic upper back pain for about 6 years, recently getting really bad, really stiff in the morning takes forever to get going, lasts all day everyday.
    *Crackling sounds from rib cage area across upper and middle back when stretching.
    * Pain, tightness and burning all day long, usually ranges from a 4 through 9 depending on the day and how my body wants to react. Usually it's at least a 6/7 all day recently, used to be an annoying 3/4 all day, which I lived with but hated.
    *Problem areas are mainly around breastbone area of chest, across shoulder blades, dead center upper back, upper shoulders and back of neck. Feels as if it's muscles and bones/joints, possibly ribs.
    *Muscles spasms, had a couple that were severe enough to go to ER, felt like I was having a heart attack, pain radiated through upper back to chest area.
    *Taking Vicodin 5/500 Soma 350 and Celebrex 200, which also helps somewhat but not to where I am not bothered by the pain, burning, tightness ect..
    *Chiropractic 3 years, PT on and off again, all of which produces results that do not last for more than the day I have them.
    *Can't remember any trauma I had that would have caused all this. Don't understand how it's getting worse.
    *Can't really do anything, lifting, heavy physical ect.. Try and walk and stretch when I can.
    *Still undiagnosed and waiting

     
    Old 08-04-2003, 11:48 AM   #9
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    I again! I know you have a docs appt today (so do I), but do a search on the Internet for TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome). I've been doing research on my own malfunctions and came across this. Have you ever woke up with a "dead" arm? I have. Anyway, one of the main symptoms is pain in the chest area along the rib cage. They actually talk about taking out a rib (or something) to correct the problem. I read that this TOS is sometimes misdiagosed as carpul tunnel or herniated disk. Read up on it, it could very well be what you have.

    Also, I too was scared b4 my MRI. Terrified that nothing would show up. All for not, tho...cause as I suspected it showed a herniated disk. If you MRI shows nothing (which happens to alot of people) then something else is going on. I wouldn't worry about it though, your chances of something showing up on the MRI are very high from your symptoms.

    Good luck at the dos office. Hope it goes well. I'm anxious to hear what happens. Let me know!
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    ~went to various docs, prescribed muscle relax. and pain meds on and off whenever I got a "flare up".
    ~found my doc 2 years ago, prescribed lortab. insurance wouldn't cover preexistin cond till 6 months lapsed
    ~doc said "you are having muscle spasms and will prob be on pain killers the rest of your life"
    ~later, doc started to question my pain
    ~told him to schedule MRI
    ~MRI showed herniated disk, bulging on right side at C5 & C6
    ~kept me on pain meds and referred me to a wonderful chiro.
    ~now seeing chiro and taking pain meds
    ~next step is epidural shot if chiro doesn't work.
    ~UPDATE: Aug 2003: Saw Doc., discussed tolerence to Lortabs; Discussed long acting meds and complete loss of sensation in right thumb up to first finger; and pain worse, + wake up with right arm "dead" often!
    ~Set up appt with Neuro
    ~Prescribed MS Contin 30 mg 2x day plus Lortab 10 5 per day for BT.
    ~ 1 wk later: bumped up to 60mg MS Contin 2x day
    ~ So far MS Contin works excellent. Pain level 0 to 1 for 8-10 hours
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    Old 08-04-2003, 12:24 PM   #10
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    HotRod...Be careful of the Celebrex and Naproxen I was on those for about 8 years and they ate right through my stomach lining. The docs took me off those right away and put me on the narcotics I have been on them for about 3 years now with no stomach problems as long as I take my stomach medication which started out as Losec and is now down to Ranitidine as I am healing. Talk to your doc or research the effects of NSAIDs on the stomach print it out and take it to him. I hope this helps you a little and hang tight if you get into Pain Management they will know ( or should) how to treat your pain. God Bless.

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    Old 08-04-2003, 02:35 PM   #11
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    Hi..

    My doctors appointment is in 2 hours and I am really nervous for some reason. I have all of these issues I want to discuss and I am just hoping to fit them all in and hear some good news.

    1. I want to ask for Pain Management instead of PT (thought he put me to PM last visit, guess I was wrong).

    2. I want an MRI (never had one before, could possibly be the answers I have been looking for).

    3. I want to see a rheumatologist (SP? / would like to check for bone, muscle and fibromyalgia syndromes/diseases).

    4. I Want to discuss my meds (worried about the long term use of my celebrex or naproxen, also taking large amounts of Tylenol contained in my Vicodin 5/500, would like something either stronger with less Tylenol or longer acting. Just because I am in pain, there is stil no reason to destroy my liver and other organs faster than needed.)

    I did look up TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome), I have a couple of the symptoms, but not others. I do not have pain down my arm or numbness in my arm or fingers. I am still going to ask my doc about it though. Thanks painintheneck for the advice and concern

    Thanks Autumn Angel for your concern and advice as well. I am also so worried about the dangerous side effects associated with long term use of NSAID's. In fact my stomach was hurting the last 3 nights before bed, and I know it has to do with all the anti-inflamatory's. Plus they don't seem to help anymore anyway. Geez, I feel like nothing works anymore.. I just hope to find some relief and a diagnosis soon.


    That way I can know what's going on and docs will hopefully know how to treat and control it. Instead I have pain but no one knows what's going on yet, including "ME"!.

    I will keep everyone posted that is interested. Thanks for everyone's support through this long and painful process. I hope to post good news, but if bad comes, then I will try and do the best I can.

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    Old 08-04-2003, 04:47 PM   #12
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    Hi Hottrod

    I hope your appointment went well, do tell all about it, please, please, please...

    I have been having some horrible days lately, and so wish that I was able to have gotten on earlier.


    I think that what might be going on with you, sounds like what's going on with me ... but to you its in a greater extent ... meaning in more areas ... mine is in my rib, then/now arm, then/now leg... (but I could be wrong of course)

    The only thing that helps the "shock-like pains" for me, is the Topamax... it tends to dull them (nerves). The same thing happened with the Neurontin and the Zonegran. Because I was still in pain, they kept switching me to the different meds, but on each I only get to a certain point where I get "better" and the shocks seem to be better. So we have come to the conclusion that that's as good as it will get with me, (sigh) at least until they find out what the source of the problem is.

    Have you tried something for neuropathy I suppose would be my next question for you? The way my doctors were thinking was, perhaps the nerve endings were misfiring and irritating the muscles causing the cramps... (even thought the tests came out negative for any nerve damage or muscle damage)

    Heres another thing to look up... myofascial pain. I am seriously thinking that might be what I have and it sounds like you might be in the same boat as me... work with me a minute here. Im not a doc, but.. you mentioned that the chiropractic thing did work for a bit, like a day right? Perhaps what you have is a soft tissue problem, and the chiropractor actually unintentionally helped massage the tissue in some area and thats why it helped? Just thinking here. I think its worth looking up though. Tell me your thoughts..

    And Soleil 11, I could kiss you for making this all click in my mind!!!! I have no idea after all this time and all these tests and money and even operations!!! why no one ever thought, gee, why not something in the tissue area??? Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! It might not be it, but it sure gives me something and its something that I haven't had in a long time


    Best wishes my friends, Im off to do more research Kim


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    Old 08-05-2003, 03:55 AM   #13
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    Hi Everyone

    I had a doctor appointment today and it went, i'm gonna say "okay". I am pretty satisfied because I am headed in the right direction, hopefully!

    I got the Physical Therapy referral worked out, that was actually supposed to be for Pain Management. My doctor seemed upset that the lady's in the office messed up. So I am finally on my way to a Pain Management Clinic and Rehab Center. My referral should be here within a week. I am one step closer to a diagnosis so we can treat this problem/pain. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif

    My doc said they would do an MRI, also check for muscle and joint diseases, blood tests, as well as a Fibromyalgia check, he was putting in the notes to them.

    The only downfall to my appointment was he wants to keep me on the Vicodin for a bit longer, he says it was not a concern unless I am taking over 6 a day for Tylenol problem intake (I'm currently taking 4-6 pills with pain). He "DID" mention though if I reach that point or do not see any more pain help from the Vicodin, that there are other stronger meds we can try with little or no Tylenol. So we are going in the right direction I think. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

    He was also pretty sure the PM doc would kinda take over meds and tests and give me whatever I need to manage the pain. He was also concerned about my work and even mentioned that if I find myself not working he could put me on temp disability. I'm not to that point (still young) and I still want/determined to work (I am an Information Technology Manager), but it's nice to know he was being really cool about something like that.

    So I am happy and look forward to finding what's going on

    You guys give me so much encouragement and support, I really appreciate the concerns and advice.

    Even though I love talking with my wife who is my supportive back bone and best friend (don't know what I would do without her), it's always nice to speak with others who are going through similar or same situations.

    I hope everyone has been well and pain free!

    Hottrodd


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    *Chronic upper back pain for about 6 years, recently getting really bad, really stiff in the morning takes forever to get going, lasts all day everyday.
    *Crackling sounds from rib cage area across upper and middle back when stretching.
    * Pain, tightness and burning all day long, usually ranges from a 4 through 9 depending on the day and how my body wants to react. Usually it's at least a 6/7 all day recently, used to be an annoying 3/4 all day, which I lived with but hated.
    *Problem areas are mainly around breastbone area of chest, across shoulder blades, dead center upper back, upper shoulders and back of neck. Feels as if it's muscles and bones/joints, possibly ribs.
    *Muscles spasms, had a couple that were severe enough to go to ER, felt like I was having a heart attack, pain radiated through upper back to chest area.
    *Taking Vicodin 5/500 Soma 350 and Celebrex 200, which also helps somewhat but not to where I am not bothered by the pain, burning, tightness ect..
    *Chiropractic 3 years, PT on and off again, all of which produces results that do not last for more than the day I have them.
    *Can't remember any trauma I had that would have caused all this. Don't understand how it's getting worse.
    *Can't really do anything, lifting, heavy physical ect.. Try and walk and stretch when I can.
    *Still undiagnosed and waiting

     
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    Hey hottrodd! It seems we'll be starting pain management together I also had a dr appointment today which went better than lately, although last appointment I had been referred (just 2 weeks ago although I won't get in until 9/9) to the PM docs. I just wanted to let you know we're kind of in the same boat, undiagnosed things going on, with unexplainable pain. And we're both pretty young too (of course I feel like the baby here at the boards hehe) so that's another thing we have in common. I'm also scared of my tylenol intake..I take Percocet 7.5/500 and I take usually 4-6 a day also..And I'm not getting too much relief from them either...Also, I discuss my pain with my boyfriend, like you with your wife, but as we all know, those who haven't experienced it, don't quite understand, although they truly try. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know I'm here for ya... And maybe we'll both start moving forward. Maybe we can sorta go through things together "in spirit" since things for us seem to be happening around the same times... Well, I wish the BEST for you! If you ever need a friend, we're all here for ya!

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    -21 year old chronic pain patient..
    -Have a transitional vertebrae @ s1.
    -adhesions from years of not knowing gallbladder was bad then had it removed, lots of abdominal pain now...
    -Chronic severe migraines, and tension headaches... Taking Imitrex for migraines.. Working well...
    -Lots of low back and mid back pain growing up.. Now having lots of knifelike shoulder pain between spine and shoulder blades..
    -Pain overall between 7-9 everyday without meds.. But when meds are present, (and not wearing off) I'm between 4-7..
    -Moderate case of TMJ
    -Hypoglycemic
    -Asthmatic
    -Lots of throbbing pain in left knee and left arm from previous fractures..
    -Meds I'm taking now : Percocet 7.5/500 every 4 hrs as need for pain, Flexeril 10mg 2x/day, Tofranil 20mg @ bedtime, Imitrex for migraines, Phenergan for nausea/vomitting, Albuterol for asthma... That's all I can think of for now..hehe...
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    Hey Everyone,

    I'm so glad that everyone has had a fairly good Doc appt today. itsa good to hear that the docs are finaly getting it. I'm happy for everyone. Keep us informed on everything and good luck in the PM referalls....

    Matt

     
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