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Cronic low back, back of thigh down to knee, and now lateral calf pain to the ankle.

Posted by @larn62 in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Dec 7, 2011

This has been going on for 5-1/2 years now. Have had everything--back injections, narcotics, physical therapy, chiropractic, 2 back surgeries, spinal stimulator trial. I had a pain pump placed in Feb. 2011--started with morphine, topped out on that. Went to Dilaudid and topped out on that. Weaned off the narcotics and had Prialt put in, and am right back where I started so long ago. I am at the end of my rope. I feel stronglhy that it is a nerve, and have asked about having it clipped and the doc says no. I don't know what to do anymore. This has destroyed my life. I am deeply depressed, don't care if I wake up in the mornings. I am 49 years old and have 4 precious grandbablies whom I have plans for the future with, but I feel my future has been ripped from beneath me. Any suggestions????? (Also got a diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus and biliary gastritis last April--all the OTC meds like Excedrin, BCs, etc. for my pain are making that even worse). Help.


Posted by @aglassofsherry, Feb 20, 2012

Hello. I have chronic pain in my muscles and joints that my rheumatologist diagnosed as Myofascial Pain syndrome. The pain started in my hands and then, my feet, knees and elbows. I have had pain in my back all along. Then the pain spread to my legs, arms, and shoulders. I don't know if we have similarities but I have been taking an antidepressant, sleep medicine, Ibuprofen and now Amy doing self Myofascial release exercises to help with the pain. Have you tried that yet?

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