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Hello there, I am new to this place as I feel it is my last resort to ask for some advice.
A little back story, My name is Suzie and I am 27. From the age of 19 I have suffered with back problems it took a while to been taken seriously with my Drs but they sent me to a consultant after around 8 months of hassling them to. I got sent for MRI scans and was told I had disc degeneration along with a bulging disc in my lower spine. Cut a long story short I tried everything before resorting to diac replacement surgery in 2008. My surgery was a success and I was pain free first time in a long time.
Until october 2013 everything was good and fine until I started having more and more back pain until it got to the point in November last year where it was constant pain and thats the way I have been and still am to this day. I am back under the consultant who dealt with me the first time round. He has done a CT scan which he said he could see something wasnt right and sent me for an MRI scan. I had the MRI scan and they are saying that has come back as normal. I have tried physio to try and get moving and it hurts so much i can barely do anything. I have had an cadual epidural and a manipulation under general anaesthetic that made me worse for a good few weeks and didnt help at all, and just yesterday (06/08/14) I had a lumbar epidural which made me scream out in pain as they was doing it (I think he hit a nerve, as I have never felt pain like it) so far it has made the pain worse and I can barely move without whelping out in pain.
I at my witts end and I can not deal with this pain any longer. I am on Co-codamol as that is the strongest drug my body will allow me to take and it really doesn't do anything for me. I am 27 years old and my life is just whizzing past and im not living it. I can barely walk for 5 mins without being doubled over in agony. Should I be seeking second opinions? Has anyone been told their scans were clear when it turns out something was up the whole time?
Thank you for reading and sorry for the essay I really dont have anyone else to talk to
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