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New member waiting for nevro stim trial

I have had chronic low back pain since I was 24, I am now 48. I have had a discectomy hemi lamenectomy in 99. And a spinal fusion l4-5 in 2005. 2 days after fusion was opened up again because of severe pain& paralysis of legs. I had a blood clot on spine.  As a result I have been disabled since then.  I have tried just about everything before & after surgeries.  I have been on almost every pain med you can think of. After years of oral meds, I had 2 pain pumps. The last one was replaced after flipping and then removed because of infection. A few years ago had a spinal stim trial with no success.  I am currently waiting on results of psych eval for nevro stim trial.  I have been weaned to 1/2 my meds.  I am on 30 mgs morphine sulfate er 3 times a day, 15 mgs oxycodone 4 times a day, soma 3 times a day,fiorecet as needed for chronic headaches, ambien every night,and 2 trazadone every night.  My pain varies between 8 and 10 getting worse with hardly any activity.  I stay in bed most of the day. I even eat while laying down because of increased pain. I am trying to stay optimistic about this stimulator,but I am falling apart! I am always crying and feel like I am going crazy.  Altnough my family empathize & sympathize for me,they do not understand.  


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,268
    hello chriszbrown 68 ! have been through it!
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  • My problems aren't as bad as yours but I had my permanent implant yesterday after 7 day trial.  I'm ecstatic.  I hope you have as good experience as I have.  
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  • Stim did not work for me. I now have an intrathecal pain pump with prialt.  I have had it since August . They just put in another med I am hoping it starts working better .

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