As I've said in the past, the doctor I'm seeing doesn't believe in in pain and won't prescribe pain medications other than low dose Nycenta. My pain is the worst ever in years and this is due to the lack of pain meds. To put things in perspective, I was taking 75mcg/hr Fentanyl and oxycodone 20mg X 4 a day. Low dose Nycenta barely helps but is non-addictive Anna has no withdrawl affects. He's a complete A******. Saying things like "just pain, won't kill you" and "are you hurting as much as you say or drug seeking?"
Honestly I don't care for meds. But my options are limited at this time. I've tried all sorts of beta blockers and nerve meds with no results, acupuncture, dry needling (idon't recommend for anyone with CRPS, makes pain worse for 2-3 days then better for a short period), meditation, yoga, stretching, gym, walking, CBT oil (without THC), Cognitive Behavioral therapy, tens, dissection of nerve, oblation, hardware removal, 3 spinal cord stimulators, reprogramming, brain retraining, support groups, and much more.
Thankfully I was able to reach out to the surgeon's office (SCS implant). They're willing to help but 12 hours away. He said we have exhausted all options and recommended pharmacological solutions and pain pump (bc of very low side effects). Now I'm looking for someone to help me with next steps, pump. It'll allow me to function without being groggy. Especially because I work with the public.
So here is my question, how effective is it for those who may have it? Do you have one? Which brand (heard about Medtronic). Any suggestions?