Hi everyone, just wanted to say I am having High hopes for this website and management of my pain.
little about me, 5 years ago I had two ruptured disk, did my spinal epidurals and everything seemed to be ok. This past january, I reinjured my back and found out my L3 is still ruptured, but my L5 is degenerated so badly, they couldnt even do a disk replacement if they wanted, and thru EMG testing we found it was crushing my S1...cause lots of pain.
-had 3 more spinal epidurals
-had nerve block, lasted 2 weeks
-now doing facet injections to test for burning nerves
Besides Pain being my biggest problem, I am a competitive bodybuilder, and slowly watching my physique go to crap, I think its due to the meds, becauase pain or not I am still in the gym.... If you all can recomend drugs that have worked well for you, without many sides that would be appreciated...
here is my experience:
Vicodin (norco) 10mg....take 1 - 2 every night...does a good job at taking away most of the pain.
Flexeril 20mg.... helps with the muscle spasms alot, but I feel I am starting to need more, my doctor gives me plenty, but I hate taking muscle relaxers because of what they do to my metabolism.
now here is the trouble we are having...I really need something during the day, that doesnt kill me with being lethargic, and just all over soreness
I tried Ryzolt ER (tramadol)...felt like I took a aspirine
I tried Kadain ER (morphine)20mg...no pain relief,
bad lethargic sides and
Tonight going to try OPANA 20mg... doctor said less sides,
I am having doubts cause
juse another type of
ANY IDEAS of a pain regimin that worked for you???? and still allows you to function??? I need to continue to workout so I just can't have the tiredness and lethargy.
p.s. I am only 32, so doctor does not want to do Fusion