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I have never been on one of these...so bear with me.
I'm just so freusterated and no one seems to understand.
I'm 42.....I've had back problems my whole life but was undiagnosed until 2
years ago when I ended up in the hospital.
Herniated Disc, L4-S1, Spinal stenosis and Microfasical Pain Disorder.
2 Epidural spinal injections and one failed surgery(last Nov.)5 different doctors
and one PM later and I think I'm going crazy.
On the Duragesic Pain patch and it makes me very sick.
I've ask to be taken off several times to no avail. "If you just can't take it call me" he says...Goin back next week. Also take Percocet but 2 every 6 hours is what bottle said....missed the part where it said No more than six a day. So I'm out a week early and Doc is on Vacation. I had to stay home AGAIN from work yesterday.
I just don't know which way to turn with all of this. My life is all about pain now. How to COPE????