I've been using this app for a year or so and just found the community thing when I updated (I don't update often). I've just noticed how well everyone gets along on here, it is very comforting to see.
Last year I was diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis and I have 3 degenerated discs. I had to go quick bc my husbands insurance policy was due to be cancelled. I went to orthopedic place he goes to bc his Dr is awesome. I never wanted to complain about my pain bc he's had 5 back surgeries and in pain all the time. Well the Dr gave me the epidural in my back, said if it didn't help they would have to do surgery. It helped for almost a year. He gave me perc 10/325. A bottle of 30 would last me 3 months. I also has predisone 20mg I had for my knee that would last about as long.
Too make a long story kinda shorter when I went back to Dr after we got new insurance I had a $3,000+ bill where insurance paid then took back few months later. Big dispute worth my husbands old job. So I had to find another Dr to see about getting another epidural. I had 2 with this other Dr that didn't help, he only tries to relieve pain with non narcotics, which none have helped me. So now I'm waiting to get into va brain and spine.
I hurt from my neck down to my toes. I've also been diagnosed with planter fascitis (?sp). I feel like I have carpal tunnel as well, hard to grab hold of things,wash dishes, stir macaroni and cheese etc. I also wonder about fibro, maybe cervical stenosis. I just want them to figure me out I'm tired of hurting all the time. Anyone else have any of these and/or suggestions to help alleviate the pain.
Sorry so long winded.