Looking for some help and support from anyone who can help me. I am 28 and for the last three years over the counter medication has not been able to control the pain of my lower back ( I have had this for 13 years)
I have been trialed and tested on numerous pain medications yet nothing seems to be getting done to actually find out the route of the pain. I have been on in the last three years - gabapentin, pregablin, amitriptoline, codiene, dihydracodiene, zapain, codrydamol, list goes on and on. Right now I am on Tramadol , Matrifen Patches, Naproxen, methocarbamol and cymbalta currently taking a mixture of 22 tablets each day and a patch change every three. I am still in pain so much so I live on 2 - 4 hours sleep a night every night to the point I cannot function anymore. Last week I woke up with swelling in my wrists and GP(not mine) and Emergency doctors both said Ulnar Nerve causing this and could be stemming from my back problems. Every 4 weeks i visit my GP, he changes another of my tablets or strength and sends me on my way. I do see a pain specialist at our local health service which is a joke in the last two years I have seen him 3 times for a total of 5 minutes each. I have had cortisone injections and nerve blockers and was suppose to have these redone in December but now being told it could be January 2015 due to the waiting list!?!? I have seen bone specialist, chiropractors, Bowen Therapists, Physio 5 different ones, have had back braces, inserts in my shoe and nothing helps. no matter how much I shout nothing is being done. Can someone point me in the right direction as where to go, what to do next or who to contact? I am getting so down and depressed that I no longer wish to wake up in the morning because of the pain. Please Help!