... 9 months now. I am in extreme pain all of the time. I perscribed perceoct 5/325 four times a day. I take a lot more then that. That's tho only way I can get rid of the pain. I also take about every opiate I can get my hands on. I've had tons of things done to my back to try and make it better. Nothing has worked. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong or any advice?
Back Pain - I have 2 protruding disks in my thoracic spine. I have been dealing with this for about?
Added 27 Feb 2012:
The problem is that I'm only 22 and doctors think I'm just trying to get the med to abuse it. Which is not true. The pain is unbearable. I have been trying alot of different things to avoid surgery but I don't have any insurance. Luckily my dad is paying my medical bills so I dont have to worry about that. The other problem is that I have no reason for the pain. I just woke up one day and had the pain. I just don't know how to make doctors understand that I am hurting and I need help. Any suggestions?
I think you REALLY need to get in with a good pain management doctor, and hopefully you have insurance to have surgery to fix your back. Look up ADR (artificial disc replacement) before you have any screws,etc put in your back, I promise the long-term results are fantastic, compared to the 1/3 of a chance the fusion will work.
You are suffering, that needs to be addressed now. A good PM Dr will prescribe you something to control your pain 24 hrs, then something for "breakthrough pain" for when you have pain in spite of the long-acting medication, and possibly a muscle relaxer or something to relieve neurological pain... basically, a plan based on your needs.
Not only are you suffering, but you will get in trouble trying to get that extra medication that you need. If you have documentation, the papers from your tests, you should have no problem getting in to see a PM Specialist and having him write you prescriptions based on your needs. They should work with you to find what medication & dosage works for you.
When you said you've had tons of things done to your back I assumed you meant non-surgical. Traction is the only thing that helped me. Best of luck to you, I hope your suffering ends soon and that you have a better quality of life!
You are getting some very good advice from people who have already been in your shoes. Nobody here will steer you in the wrong direction. I would be careful taking anything you can get your hands on if you seek relief from a PM doctor. Having different pain meds in your urine without a prescription throws up a red flag. I hope you get the desired relief so you can enjoy life a litter more. Good luck and take care. We are all here foryou.
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