- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I had a car accident in October that has left me with constant lower back pain, pain in my hip and leg as well as numbness and muscle fatigue. I’ve seen 5 doctors now and no one will do anything. My first doctor gave me 800 mg Ibuprofen, I then saw a chiropractor regularly for 3 months, my third doctor gave me a few Lortabs and told me I’d be fine, my fourth doctor told me to keep taking the Ibuprofen and using heat wraps and my last doctor told me that if I lost weight, the pain would stop (I could lose some weight, yeah, but I was never in this much pain before my accident).
For the last 3 months I have been in constant pain. It hurts to sit or lie down. I haven’t had more than 4 hours of broken sleep in 3 months because sharp pains are waking me up. I’m miserable. I don’t want to go out or do anything because my leg gets so tired and the pain and lack of sleep makes me irritable. I yelled at FH night before last because a key popped off of my keyboard and he wasn’t on the computer, I was.
I’m supposed to be seeing another doctor this week, and I want something for pain, at least until I can get a referral for an MRI to see what’s going on and maybe a referral to a pain clinic. But I don’t want to seem like I’m looking for a high. I’m just desperate for relief and some sleep.
Has anyone else with chronic pain had trouble getting something to help with the pain? I’m desperate but I don’t want this doctor to think I’m desperate you know?
I’ll take any advice or tips or anything from anyone.