Confussed and hurting mentally and physically
Hi all I'm new here and found this site while looking or answers and thought I would share my story and see if anyone has any advice on how to proceed:
In 2005 I was in a car accident and was subsequently diagnosed with "dehydrating disc". Which had pinched a nerve in the wreck. I had two rounds of spinal epidural steroid injections and things were great no problems. Orthopedic md told me to just be careful what I do.
Fast forward to march 2012 I fell down my front steps and hurt myself again. Didn't really think anything about it and went in about my biz a few days later I was in PAIN so I went to my pa and she gave me steroids and a list of other pills over about four months finally sent me for an MRI then to the ortho the same day where I was dignoase with ddd at 27 I did more rounds of ses injections and they relieved most of the pain and I was released from the ortho and told to be careful and come back if I needed them. My pa told me she would keep me on antinflamatories and something for the pain if I over did it and needed temporary relief
16 days ago now while working on a rental property (family biz I have someone who does the hard stuff) I was sitting In the floor putting down peel and stick tile and I sneezed didn't think anything about it really but something in my lower back popped. Two days later I went to get out of bed and bearly made it to my living room before I thought I was dieing. I called my GPs office to make an appt only to find out my pa had left the practice but made an appt thinking the new one would refill my script (boy was I wrong!!!!). This man walks in disnt identify himself or anythig asked me what was wrong I told him and he said "oh it's a pulled muscle put heat on it take ibephrophin". (Mind you here I've been on meloxicam for almost a year and was given strict order from pharmist not to take ibephrophen). I brought this up and he laughed came over grabbed my leg and started jerking it around like I was a rag doll. I was already at like a 9 on the pain scale with electricity shooting down the back of my leg all the way to my toes. At this point I was crying like a baby on the exam table and he said I'm gonna give you muscle relaxers and steroids. I asked about refilling my hydro he said no you don't need anything that strong just take some iberphron you just had the hydro refilled (June of 2012. I asked when I was leaving just to make sure I didn't have a bottle I didn't know about) if you need the scrips that close together your addicted. I brought up that it had been June or July and he said sarcastically yeah ok and I haven't been practicing medicine for thirty years
I took the relaxers and steroids he prescribed and tyneol every four hours for the last like 13 days and have been unable to get off the couch except to go to the bathroom. I'm scared to death I'm oding on the tyneol because now I'm sick on my stomach I'm quite light headed every time I get up and my vision is getting blurry.
I called the ortho to make an appt only to find out that I have to pay off the 2500$ out standing bill before they will see me again (I have been paying on it little by little every month) being on a fixed income and having most of our rentals open because I have had to rely on others to do te repairs I don't have 2500$ just laying around to take and pay them. I'm in misseary my "future mother in law" says I should just make an appt with her husbands ortho and go see him but idk if that would make them think I'm drug seeking or if that would take longer to get treatment or how that would look
But this is getting really bad no matter how I lay it hurts I can't sit up because the pain gets so bad I feel like I'm going to pass out I have fallen twice going to the bathroom because my leg has went numb. I have thought about going to the er but they are just gonna send me home if I do. I feel like a burden to everyone and I'm getting so depressed
My mom thinks I've ruptured or herniated a disc and its pressing on the nerve because it feels like I'm laying on a large pebble most ways I lay. Two days ago I thought I had peed in my pants on the way to the bathroom because it felt like someone pured warm water down the back of my leg but I hadn't and yesterday it started being all tingly like it was asleep and hurting athe same time.
Sorry about my horrible spelling but I have had to post from my phone and I stink at typing on this thing. I'm just so tired mentally and physically and emotionally I don't know what I do