... refusing to cover my sympathetic nerve blocks so that I can start aggressive pt. So currently my only option is meds... I take my lyrica religiously, but it really doesn't seem to help with my pain. What options do I have, or what meds would you suggest? We've already tried tramodol and nucynta to no avail... I'm a mother of 2, I have a 2 year old little girl and a 7 month old boy. I'm only 25 and I want the chance to be a mommy to my babies without suffering with this debilitating pain that has almost defeated me
Hun I don't have the best answer but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to offer you a great opinion.
I did however want to respond to let you know I'm thinking of you. I'm dealing with chronic pain and I'm 38 with 8 kids and it is hard. You ate even younger and that breaks my heart.
I'm on lyrics for my nerve pain although I have adifferebt diagnosis as you. I do think my Lyrica help but I take other pain meds to go on long with them.
My opinion is to let the doctor know that it is not helping the pain and I'm sure he/she will add something to it. Most doctors like to start out slow in order to have you on the lowest doses and smallest amount of medicine possible so from my experience they take baby steps. Again I'm sure someone will be around to offer you more detailed advice but I thought I would put my 2 cents in!
Good luck to you and hang in there!!!
Hi, I have RSD in my left hand/arm. I was also injured at wk 3 yrs ago. Workers comp is difficult to deal with. I have a great pain Dr and his office mgr is tough. The Dr appealed the denial for my nerveblocks and they did approve them (probably because of the office mgr's persistance). Also, get a lawyer, if they deny something he can fight for you. I have been through 6 nerve blocks (stellate Ganglion)-relief lasted 10 days then pain returned, Radio frequency ablation (which made things worse) , tons of pt and now I have a spinal cord stimulator. It works wonders but isn't a cure but a last resort. I am also on 300 mg of Lyrica, Flexoril for muscle spasms, mobic for bone pain, Cymbalta because most chronic pain patients are or will be depressed and it also helps the nerve pain. I also take vit D, vit c, fish oil, Krill oil (supposed to help with pain ?)and a good multivitamin.
I am a mom also (3 teens), after losing my job because of this, not being able to find a "light duty" job... I am going back to college. I had a Assoc degree so am wkg on my Bachelors now. I'm going full time and wow I am overwhelmed (pain goes up then).
My Dr has sent me to a Counselor that is going to teach me "mindfullness " training and relaxation techniques. Hope it helps. I'm also substituting at our high school on occasion. Trying to keep life normal for everyone else but take care of myself at the same time. It's hard but key. You have to fight workers comp to get the right care. Appeal if they say no. I hope this helps, email me if you'd like to chat.
I was on neurontin for rsd neuropathic pain but it messed me up. I am now on a low dose of cymbalta and what a wonderful difference. I take tramadol at night. It only helps a little and for a short while. I have rsd from a fall injury. RSD spread. My whole body is now affected with the various rsd symptoms. I do mean my whole body from the top of my scalp to the tip of my toes.Have you tried Ibuprofen? I have found that 600 to 800mg's of Ibuprofen helps. I do take it along with the cymbalta and tramadol. I have three children, but they are older than your children. I will friend you an then we can talk in more detail. I will pray for your pain levels to go down. If you aren't getting enough sleep, your pain levels will be higher. Talk with you later. Blessings and prayers heading your way, Rollerskater
I have RDS started in shoulder spread my whole body even inside within a few months of getting it. The best thing I have done was Ketamine infusions, they have made me walk again. They say to get the treatment as soon as possible, if possible. I also think nerve blocks only work for the lucky few, and do not work for that long. I had some the longest lasted a day! pretty crap for how expensive they are!! If you need help with Ketamine, I have friends that can help with that. Not trying to push it, just know how painful it can be and being young myself, I am lucky to not have kids I would not be able to look after them. Also I found warm water therapy called watsu help!! look it up. Take care gentle hugs...
Try to also get an attorney also.
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