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Stiff/sore neck, very hard time looking up and down? Won't go away?

Posted 9 Mar 2015 4 answers

Yesterday in the middle of the day I noticed my neck was stiff and very sore. Especially the very back of the neck, from the base of my skull all the way down to my shoulder. It's very hard to touch my chin to my chest, I can feel my muscle straining and it feels painful. It also hurts to look ...

How do I convince my pm doc that I need something for my chronic fatigue?

Posted 11 May 2013 9 answers

I have fibromyalgia, CFS, trigeminal neuralgia, spinal stenosis, and chronic pain. I take Oxycontin & oxycodone for the pain. I've been tired, exhausted, can't concentrate, have no motivation. I've felt that way for as long as I can remember. 20 years? My doc thinks the pain meds ...

How do I prove to my doctor that my Adderall dose can be increased to 60mg?

Posted 30 Mar 2013 3 answers

I have been on Adderall since 2000 when I was diagnosed with severe chronic fatigue disorder. Shortly thereafter I developed spinal stenosis and required pain meds. My family doctor is a great guy but he will not increase my Adderall from 40mg. The medication once saved my life but now i live in an ...

I had a MRI in 2010 which said I have Spinal stenosis.My lower back pain is so bad in the morn. I?

Posted 2 Aug 2013 7 answers

... have to roll out of bed. It seems to be getting worse.I finally have my Medicare and have an appointment with a pain management Dr. I have been taking Oxycodone 30mg they work for about 4 to 5 hrs then my pain starts again. I had a phone consult with a surgeon and the surgery costs 100,000.00 ...

Is gabapentin 300mg x3 a day for my lamber spinal stenosis too small dose? I am in constant pain?

Posted 17 Aug 2016 3 answers

I top it up with Tramadol 50g PRC up to 6 tabs a day which gives me a bit of relief. More than this my body will start itching. I also take 25 mg amitryptrine at night. Should I ask my GP to increase the Gabapentin dose? I am 54 yrs. Thx

Can simvastatin cause muscle tightness in shoulders and neck..been on 10mgs for over a year?

Posted 5 Apr 2014 3 answers

I also have herniated disc with spinal stenosis according to MRI but only have neck and shoulder stiffness ... came off simvastatin for almost 2 weeks and less muscle tightness. ..can this drug cause disc issues or aggravate them ? If it wasn't for muscle tightness I wouldn't have had MRI ...

Meloxicam - will meloxican work for spinal stenosis?

Posted 11 May 2014 2 answers

I have pain in lower back and down both legs. Have been on celebrex for like forever. Always looking for the drug that will help the most. I am also on cymbalta, norco 10-325, horizant and flexerl. Still in more pain than want. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Voltaren gel not covered for spine with the insurance provider?

Posted 16 Aug 2016 3 answers

I had used Voltarten gel some time ago for my elbow, worked great. Recently I went to the spine doctor as I have spinal stenosis in L4 L5 of the spine. Over time, arthritis has built up and I have much inflammation. My spine doctor wrote me a script for Voltaren gel. Under the BCBS Utilization ...

Should I go ahead with a fusion surgery?

Posted 2 May 2013 5 answers

Hello, I'm brand new on here. I recently had a lumbar laminectomy; Dx are degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated L5-S1, bulging L4-L5. I'm now a Duragesic 25 mcg patch and Norco 4x/day, along w/various muscle relaxers, physical therapy. My neurosurgeon wanted to go ahead ...

My father-in-law takes 7.5/325mg hydrocodone for spinal stenosis pain. Prescribed 1- 3 times a day?

Posted 1 Oct 2014 4 answers

Still having pain. His Dr. Prescribed Norflex to be taken along with the hydrcodone when it doesn't stop the pain. Should this work? He is 85 & doesn't want any surgery. He recovered so slowly from gallbladder surgery last year.

Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease and Surgery for it?

Posted 20 Nov 2015 3 answers

I've had these conditions since at least 2009. They were so minor back then that the Dr. didn't even tell me to come back. For the past 3 yrs they've become worse. Now I can barely walk 2 blocks, I can no longer stand up straight, going up stairs is very difficult, and it's ...

Trying Cymbalta for the first time and nervous?

Posted 21 Jul 2018 4 answers

I suffer with terrible anxiety and I also have fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and a host of other pain related issues. My doctor has prescribed Cymbalta and I now have anxiety about taking this medication. I understand that some people have had difficulties, however, I am hoping to hear some ...

I have had 5 back surgerys. I have degenerative disc disease. I have a spinal fusion from l -4 to a?

Posted 22 Aug 2013 2 answers

S-1. I have spinal stenosis and sever nerve damage to my right leg that is very pAinfull my life is completely controlled by my pain. I also have a spinal cord stimulator that does not work. My dr will only give me 30 mg of mscontin 2 times a day. I am in so much pain I can't do anything ...

Hi! I am 39 years old.. I was diagnosed with Lower Lumbar Spinal Stenosis over 6 years ago. I had 3?

Posted 14 May 2014 4 answers

... cortisone shots after diagnosis, then nothing until about a year ago when I was referred to the pain clinic and from there physio. I just came back from my doctor the other day where he prescribed Gabapentin 100mg 3x day.. I find it works for about a half hour or so, so I started taking 2 in ...

Help!!! My mother has severe spinal stenosis?

Posted 5 Jun 2014 1 answer

Help!!! My mother has severe spinal stenosis, last year at about this time our summer was going great. We were making plans to do stuff with my little girl and things were going great. Next thing you know, she is complaining of severe leg and back pain. It got to be so bad that it made her blood ...

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