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Hello to all of my cyber buddies! It has been a while since I last updated you all on everything. I am feeling so good right now that it is unbelievable. Now dont get me wrong I still have a considerable amount of pain, but it is finally managed thank you Jesus, it it about 3-4 which for me coming from 9-10 is a blessing. I saw my worker comp md wednesday and God bless her she is so wonderful and is always looking out for me . I could not have asked for a better doctor. Well, as you all know I was in the hospital last week for pain management and they did 2 esi, the esi wore off after 2 days. I also saw the surgeon after d/c and he was a ***** talking about I need to lose 60 lbs and I was a poor surgical canditat. When I told my wc md she was furious, she said that in now way i am a poor candiate and she wants me to get a opinion outside of kaiser with a top notch surgeon, but she cant refer me I have to do it on my own because she could get in trouble. Anyways, she changed my meds to oxycodone20mg every 12, and 5mg for breaktrough which I hardly need, Lyrica 100 mg 2x a day, valium 5mg 3xday(best muscle relaxant for me finally) and amiltryptiline 25mg at bed time and this is used for nerve pain and depression and sleep. I have to say I am sleeping so much better, I am in a happier mood, and my pain is better. I had a nother mri done on thursday so I am curious if there are any changes since I had that exacerbation. I have noticed getting out more and walking helps alot even if it hurts. The only bad thing is that yesterday I was feeling too good and went shopping and I mean I shopped like I used too and on top of that I felt so good I came home and cleaned the house real good, I just have 2 more rooms to do today. I am starting to feel the effercts of all the stuff I did yesterday adn my body is telling me to take it easy today. The pain is creeping up, but I just took my meds. I just wanted to say I love you all and I wish I could hug each and everyone of you and I wnat to thank you for all of your kind words and support. I know this is not over for me, but hey I gotta enjoy good days like these, you never know when the pain monster will reveal himself again. I hope and pray to never get back to that point again, I almost wished to die at that time, but God and you all kept me going.
Take care and God bless you all, I pray that you are getting some better days in there too, but please dont over do it like I did!
Many hugs Rachel:blob_fire :)