Also maybe finding it harder to come across words?
I started symptoms when I was 16, chiropractors and more chiropractors until my early 30's and I quit. Diagnosed at 43 :'( Two spinal fusion surgeries, 70% curve in my l 4, l 5 and because I walked around with a fractured screw for over a year after my first surgery that caused 6 discs to rupture which were caged in my second surgery along with rods, bigger now :/ pins screws etc etc etc, instead… read more
I have a spinal fusion, spinal cord stimulator, and I am in pain management program but they do not have urgent appoints and will not adjust meds between appointments so they tell be to go to the ER but the ER staff treat me like an addict. I currently have a hugh bruise going across my back and hip from a fall 2 days ago and am in terrible pain. Any one else running into these… read more
They don't itch or hurt and disappear after a while but then appear again somewhere else. I have looked on Google but nothing seems to match. Some of them are quite large and others not quite as big as a frozen garden pea. I am worried in case it's a sign of something wrong with me, more than that I have already. Any ideas welcome?
Is anyone bowel incontinent? I have started leaking out poo and I don't know it's there until I go to the loo and I, well, smell it! My GP is treating me for severe impacting, so I'm on Laxido, was on Lactulose but it didn't do the trick . But, since taking it (started last Friday) twice daily, from Monday this week, several times a day, there is always some poo (and I mean several wipes worth, we're going through loo roll at a rate of knots ) sometimes quite a bit on my… read more
I can be sitting down and I get this strange pain in the middle of my foot underneath. I get a similar pain in my wrist sometimes too but am not sure what is causing it.
Hi all, I have had a lumbar fusion in 2008, gave me a few years, but the disc's above the fusion are now degenerating, Dr. said Degenerative Disc Disease, more surgery, NO thank you.
Could anyone having back issues tell me what works best for you to relief some of the pain?
I take 2 Naproxen, 1 Hydrocodone a day and use cream with Lidocaine in it, that wears off after a couple hours. Have a massage chair. Dr. wants me to ride my stationary bike 1/2 hour - 5 times a week, - I would rather ride… read more
Currently I am finding it very difficult to articulate myself. I know in my head the point I want to make, but cannot seem to get the correct words out.
I tend to use 100 words when 10 would be suffice. This issue has gotten so much worse in the last 12 months.
I see people zoning out when I am speaking and I know it’s my own fault, but it’s having an impact where I am starting to isolate myself.