I was wondering if anyone else is noticing a difference in their care because of the opioid epidemic. I know this a major problem and concern, but there are some of us that need pain relief for the correct reasons. I have two bulging disks, spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, and the worst is the neuropathy is my leg. The burning pain is more than I can handle on most days. I had to take FMLA from work because I am in so much pain. I am prescribed percocets and gabapentin. I am still in agony. The doctor really didn't want to give percocets, she wanted to do hydrocodone. About 10 years ago the neuropathy flared up like this and I was prescribed fentanyl patches by the neurologist. We lived in a different state though. This is 10 years later and we live here. For chronic pain you have to go to pain management. I wish they would do what helped me so much last time. It looks like the doctors would look at your history and realize what gave relief. I am at the point of hardly being able to get out of bed on many days.
Does anyone have suggestions? I have had nerve blocks and they have made the pain move further down my leg and more painful. Something has to be done!