Three Cat Accidents....Permanently Disabled...now what

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ASKING FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS ON ANY PART OF MY ISSUES PLEASE

I've been in 3 car accidents (none my fault) but they have left me with 7 herniated discs both cervical and lumbar, permanent nerve damage, loss of reflexes, degenerative disc disease, dvt from the neuropathy, massive edema, major migraines, radiculopathy (sp), muscle spams and now tremors, restless leg syndrome, insomnia from pain, and now fibromyalgia. I've done epidurals they don't work, I've tried physical therapy, I've had a facet block which didn't last as long as it was suppose to so not considered successful, was told I'm not considered a candidate for fusion surgery, and I take 16 medications daily including one for my acid reflux I developed from taking so many medications. My medications are getting too expensive 3 of them are $900 a month and i still have 13 more meds to pay for each month. One of these is Savella for the fibromyalgia. I've had almost every adverse reaction possible when I told my doctor I wanted to switch they just lowered the dose.....

I'm happy to share more of anyone had questions that may help pinpoint a better response.

PLEASE HELP ME! Does anyone have any suggestions to try for any of my issues. I can't image the rest of my life being like this.

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    Oh, KMmva, i may not be able to give you the suggestion you are in need- sure they will come tomorrow morning though,  however I want to let you  how much I am sorry for  all  you are going through and I leave you for now wishing you will get very soon the solution you need.

    I will keep you in my thoughts.

     

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    Thank you iellen. I'm awaiting a call from my doctor about the next step, I wish the call will happen soon. I will keep you all updated!
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      Ok KMmva for your time on giving us a reply.

      Everything will be fine, all in your favor and your desire.

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    Thank you it is just nice to talk where people understand everything we go through its not just us complaining and annoying others. I've been told by people that everyone's in pain and not everyone makes such a big deal out of it. I try not to take it to heart they just don't understand what it feels like.
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      Oh,KMmva do not let anything come to your mind right now, forums is the place for us to come to exchange our experiences - good, or painful.

      It s great to exchange with others - it gives us the chance to learn a lot, too.

      It's up to each member to read, to reply, or not.

      You are not bothering anybody,

      Keep taking good care if you.

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    Got a call from doctor office they are switch meds to an affordable alternative. Hydromorphone 8mg disp 120, morphine er 20mg disp 30, and cymbalta (I believe 30mg disp 60) per month. This comes out to around $165 vs $900!!!!!! Big difference, still going to drain my acct but at least i won't be in as much pain anymore.
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    I've found that taking litigation out against the people who've caused your injuries is a very effective way of starting to come to terms with them. I won't go into details on here, but I have only had two operations under the NHS in my life, and both went badly wrong, resulting in me needing masses of major surgery to correct the botched up surgery I had been subjected to. It's a very stressful way of fighting back, but I always believe that if you've got a problem that is overwhelming you, if you do something positive about it, it immediately makes you feel better emotionally. I don't know enough about your accidents and injuries, but did you go legal with them, or was that not possible?
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      Still in process actually I have a scheduled deposition next Wednesday. Ours stressing me out and having to sit there for up to 6 hours makes me think about the pain more. Yet financially taking care of my medical issues plus my 3 young kids is something that may at least get better from this litigation.
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    I'm in process of legal actions. I have an attorney for the car accident and one for disability. All my issues stem from 7 herniated discs caused by the accident (cervical and lumbar) this trauma causes radicular neuropathy, degenerative disc disease, anular tears, tarlov cysts, lost or diminished reflexes, chronic migraines, muscle spams, tension headaches, my right leg goes completely numb which makes driving almost impossible (can't drive over ~45mph, further than maybe 8 miles, or on poorly paved roads the vibrations increase risk of complete numbness and then I can't feel the pedals) and because of long term chronic pain I developed fibromyalgia. I was a nurse at a surgeons office, director of patient relations typically spent about 9-10hrs a day at a desk answering phone calls and dealing with websites, computers, and electronic patient, records. I was denied social security disability income (ssdi)because they said yes I'm disabled but I can still work a less demanding job. I'm not sure what is "less demanding" than sitting at a desk answering phones. I can't even be aWalmart greeter, I can't stand that long!

    As far as my meds they changed me from Savella to generic Cymbalta, we will see how it works but it's the only fibromyalgia med I can afford, they lowered my morphine back to 20mg er because I couldn't afford the 50mg er, and upped my hydromorphone from 4mg 6 times per day to 8mg but only 4 times per day so I'm really only on 8mg more per day but 30mg less morphine. So I feel like they lowered my meds rather than upped them. We will see.

    Anyone on Cymbalta for their fibro? How does it work for you?

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    I seem to be doing OK on Cymbalta so far. Getting over a sinus infection so we will see how I feel after that as I'm super tired lately. Pain is still abundant but not so severe that I can't push past it if need be but still bad enough that I can't push past everyday.

    Still would love you hear from others on Cymbalta and how they are doing on it.

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      Even not knowing your Cymballa problem I am sorry for your pain and deeply wish you find a relief in a way or other- sometimes having the indication of some bright specialist!

      Everything is possible.

      Keep firm, determined to find the best solution possible.

      😊

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      I do have a great specialist. These conditions are just something that require a slow steady approach to find the right meds the right dosages the right level of activity, exercise, stretching, and physical therapy. I just didn't think it would take 4 + years.
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    I would be happy fir discussing the problem you have - had I had the knowledge!

    i am interested though and I intend to follow it.

    The description if your symptoms, tremors, edemas, pain , insomnia..

    The solution may take time however you will find through the legal way and a bright specialist will be found!!!!

    I will follow your discussion and I will do the minimum I can do - everyday!

    KMmva you are in my thoughts and care for sure!

     

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