Hi everyone, hope the pain is not too bad today for you folks.
Anyway, the reason for the post is about pain management, i have impingement of the nerves in D5/D6, C6/C7 and L4/L5 of my spine. As you can imagine this is excruciating!
I have been for MRI scans which confirm this, but unfortunately they are not serious enough (so they say) to operate. I am on gabapentin 3 300mg 3 times a day, 2 dyhrdacodeine 4 times a day, 1 Longtec(oxycodeine) 10mg twice daily and 2 Dosulepin 10mg at night. As you can see i am on rather a lot of pills. Do these work? Well if i didn't take these tabs i would not be able to get out of bed, but they only lessen the pain by as much as 40%. I have all the associated leg cramps, arm cramps... in fact the list is too extensive to write them all
My life is a nightmare.
Can anyone give me any advice about how best to manage this? I have tried acupuncutre, just localised the pain and in fact made it worse. I went to a 10 week yoga class run by the NHS years ago but due to the nature and increased pain i cannot do this anymore.
The only thing i have found that works better than my medication is cannabis, but due to our governments refusal to give this lifesaver to people in chronic pain, we are labelled crimminals.
Please can someone save me from my despair.