Ok what I mean by that, I have suffered chronic pain for about 5 yrs now. I've had pain before this time period, but it would come and go.. Now its an everyday way of life. I've been on the same pain meds for 5yrs now. Let me say what some of my conditions are.. L4/5 L5/S1 disc bulges, sciatic nerve compression that leads to right leg pain, and pins and needles and constantly falling asleep limbs. I also have excruciating pain in my right hip. I have talked to my doctor about my hip getting worse, and she asked me where exactly it hurt and after poking on me and asking where? Here? Here? She located the exact spot of pain, and tells me, there's not even a joint right there, so it can't be arthritis or bursitis.. And I'm like ok? Seems to he a joint there to me, so I'm not sure where to go from here. I've also developed a new pain. How lovely! Now the lowest vertabrae area of my neck is hurting and causing pain there as well as the area between my shoulders blades. I could hardly move my head to the right for 3 days.. It felt like my vertabrae was being crushed... I can't describe it, but I felt like crying. This can't all be from Sciatic nerve pain I don't believe?? I feel like I can't get answers.. The pain in my hip gets so bad at times, that I can't lift my right leg and I've had to shuffle to walk.. I've asked my Dr for stronger meds and that's what I meant by "The Big Guns" but she is reluctant to allow it, stating that if I get any worse down the line, there won't be anything left to help. Ok, well anyone knows that the body builds up tolerance and after 5yrs on the same meds, there effectiveness left the building a LONG time ago.. I'm just frustrated and feel like, Ok, so I'm just to take the meds that are not helping me as my pain continues to worsen with meds that have long since lost effectiveness. Ok, got it. Makes perfect sense to me... *sigh*
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