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Started by 513615462172123... on 06/09/2016 2:22am

Ok so im 23 and ive been dealing with pain on an off for 3 looooonnnng years. I had a car wreck three years ago that caused me to flip 5 times with no seat belt on an slung me like a rag let me tell you. And sense then i noticed that i was having bad lower back pain so i went to the er the next morning did ct scan an x ray come back with "nothing" note my uncle went there with a broken rib cage an a puncured lung an they said nothin was wwrong that it was bruised an he died in Jackson Ms at the memorial hospital due to that collapsed lung. Ok anyways back to the point , i dont trust OCH regional medical hospital. So i have been dealing with the pain for quite some time until the last year an half it got way worse but could still work part time now i have had to quiet my job cause i cant bend over i cant stand for more then ten minutes without feeling sick from the pain an just feeling like all my bodily pieces are gonna crumble an hit the floor. I cant sit long without it hurtin so bad i have to stand and now i cant sleep more then 3 or 4 houds without waking up crying in fetal position or strecting or downing a couple bc to just to be able to feel sane an not want to cut my leg off . Im not joking... the pain is also starting to shoot down my left which is a shocker my left always felt like new money. And the pain shoots all the way my spine into my neck which worryies me it might be ddd or something. Also my skin gets very sensitjve my whole body feels like i have been plowed over by a mack truck. My tail bone hurts also. And not to mention its completly changed me im bitchy all the time i have no sex drive due to the pain filling my entire brain thoughts an all its like all i can think about. Everyone im around i know is sick of hearing me conplain i used to be fun and happy now im angry an pissed all the time. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME !!!

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I had a bike accident and had to have surgery on my cervical spine, c5-6-7. They had to decompress my spine, I suffer with e.d because of all the surgery sometimes my partner thinks it's her and I don't find her attractive any more that's far from the case, I would recommend going for a second opinion, the first signs that I needed surgery (2 years after my accident, as I didn't go to hospital straight away) were pins and needles in my arms and legs, have you had any weakness in your legs or arms? If so go to a gp and demand to know why you are experiencing these issues,it took me a long time to get seen but I got surgery in the end, if you can live without going through surgery though I wouldn't just jump into it there are risks involved, I do hope you get some answers mate, these things are awful to live through, I am in chronic pain every day with my neck and cannot sleep properly unless I have sleeping tablets even still after surgery, you have to be aware surgeons can attempt to fix you but sometimes there are side effects from the surgery that could potentially affect you for the rest of your life, sorry if I sound negative in my post but I'm not gonna lie to you and suggest you go for surgery because yes it's given me my legs back a bit but I have a lot of other issues like incontinence, e.d, pins and needles and chronic pain nearly all the time, spasticity in both legs, numb feet, I struggle to walk any distance without it feeling like I've done 3 maybe 4 times the distance iv actually done. I hope my post has helped and not scared you too much but I would definitely advise a second opinion in you're case, just weigh it up when it comes to the time, all the best

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Peyton,
First, let me tell you I am sorry you are having to go through this. I have been there and continue to worsen. I was an officer in the Navy and retired in 1998. I hurt my back during a bad jump landing. I kept going and finished the task at hand. When finished, I went back onboard ship and the pain was terrible. The only way I could get relief was to bend to the right. Standing straight hurt badly and I have a high tolerance for pain. Long story shorter, for 15 years I saw military, VA, and civilian docs. I could stand straight by then. I ran 6 miles a day religiously through terrible pain. No one would take X-rays, etc. and would give me tons of Motrin because every doc said it was muscular. Finally, one Dr. Took X-rays and said he felt I needed surgery. I saw the neurologist who agreed and scheduled me for a three hour surgery which ended up taking 8.5 hours. While in recovery still out, the surgeon told my wife I was a ticking time bomb and she did not understand how I dealt with the pain. She also said that I should have been paralyzed from the waist down and without the surgery, if I fell or got hit hard, it would've definitely paralyzed me. Recovery was easy. However, now five years later, the pain is worse. I take three 30mg morphine sulfate and 10mg oxycodone daily to keep my pain level at 4 on a 1-10 scale. Because all of the Motrin I have an ulcer and Stage 3 Chronic kidney disease. I was in awesome shape and weighed in at 186 pounds when I left the military. Now, I am 134 pounds and keep losing weight and am diabetic. This is the hand I was dealt and have to live with it. I would serve my country again for 20+ years without injuries hopefully. However, I wish I had never had surgery and take my chance at being paralyzed. I wish you the best through this annoying time.

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First of all, Thank You Elteec for your Service. Peyton why haven't you been back to see a Dr. I think I would Insist on a MRI as XRays can miss things. It sounds like you have some Nerves being Crushed. I have had Multiple back and Neck Surgeries and now I'm Fused from C2-C7, and L2-L5. I was in extreme Pain even after
3 Years From the Fusions. I ended up opting for the Medtronic Pain Pump. I still have to take Hydrocodone, Gabapentin, Robaxin, and Methocarbam with the Pump just to stay at a 4 Pain Level. They have Newer Less Invasive Techniques now to Relieve the Compression on your Nerves. So get another Opinion from a different Dr. And insist on a MRI to see what's really going on. I hate to see anyone have the Surgery but if you don't do something you could end up in even worse shape for Life. I wish they had the New Techniques they have now when I had mine. Anyway I hope you find a Dr. Who will check everything before it gets so bad they can't do anything for the Nerves being Compromised. I hope it works out what ever you decide.

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Payton I really do hope you go and see a gp mate you can't mess around with things like you're back, just recently found out im having more surgery to straighten my spine now as the c6-7 fusion has collapsed, I am still under a lot of prescription drugs for the pain I'm in such as oxycodone instant release 10ml every 4 hours, 2x30mg oxycontin a day 2x 300ml pregablin a day plus paracetamol every 4 hours 2x naproxen a day 3x 20ml baclofen a day... I also have to take lanzoprazole to stop all the tablets I take burning a hole in my stomach, not that it's gonna make much difference. I am going to physio I am having acupuncture the list is endless but I cannot even begin to describe the pain I am in with it at the moment. I'm not sleeping on a night gps prescribed amytriptyline for sleep for me but I never get much, I fear that I am going to be having surgery on my spine for years and years to come but it's probably not helped at all that I didn't go to hospital to get it checked after my bike accident, as I didn't in my previous post I just lost basic motor functions drastically, the neurosurgeons have said next plan of action for me is a rod in each vertebrae then connect it to another rod going down my spine, he said it's going to be quite extensive I am very worried, also my partner is due to give birth to my son in the next few weeks so I do wish I had been having these issues sorted a lot sooner, the nhs waiting times are quite lengthy, pls tho mate if you are getting these messages do go get checked out if not for yourself for others around ya, let us know how you get on all the best

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Hi everyone, my name is Annie.....I'm a chronic pain girl for 11years now. I have been through it all. So my surgeon went a little to far, he says..When I went back for my follow-up, I didn't even see him he was nowhere in my sight...going a little to far, I guess he meant well,But!!!! I was 52 now I'm 63....Do you all feel like you have been cheated ? My 3 sons are all in bands, in fact I was to, can't do it no more, I miss that, a lot, I feel like I don't belong anywhere, my husband tries to understand, but I know I'm no fun to be around, I do feel sorry for him......it's like being stuck in a nightmare and there's no help to get out, you would think your doctor could help, I don't think most doctors even know much about chronic pain. Thanks for taking time to read some of my story....

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