Been some time since my original post, I saw my Pain Consultant on Friday they said that I have a prolapsed disk at L4-L5 in my lower spine this is shown on an MRI scan. So it seems I have three separate things going on CRPS Type 1, majority loss of sense of taste & small along with the electric current/metallic taste in my mouth & the above.
I also have problems with going to bathroom, I get either constpaton or diarrhoea at first it was assumed that as all my other scans were clear it was thought it was the central sensation that has caused it, but it has become increasing harder to go to the bathroom, in some cases make it before the flood gates open… Can the root nerve being compressed cause this?
I am in some much pain that I can't walk without limping now, my foot is painful to walk on, my hip is very tight, both legs are sore, I can't sit, stand without being in pain or discomfort which is all on my right hand side. The consultant told me that I could get my spine injected with some medication, but I have had this a long time so I want to push for surgery. How long is the waiting time for a micro endoscopic discectomy? It seems to work very well & quick to recover like 6 weeks? Which is nothing, if I got this done I can actually start looking to get my life back cause right now, I'm just wasting away I feel like an old man, how can that be right?
I have seen quite a few doctors, no one knows why I have lost my sense of smell/taste but since I took several serious blow to the head I guess that could do it? If you have had an injury to the head/neck shouldn't then do an MRI Scan on it?
The other issue is that my pain is so bad my pain medication isn't enough anymore I need something stronger than Codein Phosphate & Duloxtien what are the options now?
Onto of all that my consultant still thinks I have PTSD as well, so I have to wait until August to to see a shrink… The NHS is c*** when dealing with pain.
Any ideas on how to speed things up? I’m bored of watching Tv/Films I can’t really do much more than that.