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Back Problems board

Hi all, I was wondering from some of you who have chronic back problems does the leg pain ever leave or go away just a little, or did you find having the surgery helped at all. I will meet with the surgeon next month, but since most docs dont thinks its the back then why the surgery? I mean he may cancel it, because the back pain is better with the duragesic patch, I a not sure. For one thing I am seeing too many docs and it gets confusing for me. I have been on every med for nerve pain and none helped, they did some left hip and knee xrays today, I hope they really fing the cause, I mean how will I be able to work with all this pain. I know the time is nearing to go back to work, doc gave me additional weeks off 3 more, its been about 8 months already! But i would like to hear some of your stories thank you
wondering, just started the duragesix patch 50mcg, along with soma, and mobic, .....told there should be complete relief whatso ever from duragesic, because it was strongest narcotic possible to ever receive. i have had no relief from any pain what so ever since the very first patch was put on......just started this med about 4 days ago. i have lorcet 10/650 prescribed first, but it works but wears off within about 2-3 hours, so dr switched to this. have bulging disc, and waiting on stat visit to neurosurgeon. dr wanted me to try this until that visit. is it try that this med is "THAT STRONG", or is it possible that this med just doesnt work for me. its strange to me that the pharmacist says lorcet is no where near the strength of this med and he finds it strange for that to provide relief but this not to what so ever. patch is on correct, and do not know why even for 1 hr, it never has provided any kind of pain relief at all. dr wanting to up patch he said if it did not work.. should i up it, or ask him about an alternative medication, and if so any suggestions on other meds that has worked for anyone else.
Hey zimmer, I just came back to the site after a couple of days off. It appears that you are like me, nothing relieves it. I am on duragesic 100mcg, norco 10mg 2 tabs for break through pain, so I really understand what you are going thru, I am in pain for 24 hours a day no relief. I dont know what to tell you except talk to your doc about pain control, i will be doing this next week. I wish you the best