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Thanks everyone. My daytime sleepiness is a form of Narcolepsy. I take 30 to 40mg of Dextroamphetamines for it. So they are uppers. The Oxycodone and Skelaxin make you tired. It's a rough cycle. The Neurontin helped me but swelled me up. Now the Lyrica is doing the same thing. Can't win. I see a Neurologist for the Narcolepsy. He is the one that gave me the Lyrica. He asked about the leg pain. He suggested I get an MRI and EEG but talk it over with my primary. I don't know why it hurts so much. It feels like all muscle. I'm using the TENS machine on it. I think by not getting therapy is making it worse. But insurance won't approve. I had pain before surgery. I've had chronic back pain for about 10 years. This is just different. I had sciatica for years but it was gone before surgery. Now I have nerve pain in my leg again. I know it is not the disc anymore since it is gone. Believe it or not I have a high tolerance to pain.

Luv Beagle... The pain I am having is muscle pain in the buttocks. They are knots of pain. Then a burning tailbone pain. Also muscle and nerve pain down my calf into my foot. Almost feels like a Charley Horse. When I stand too long the foot feels numb and hurts. Across my back at my waist hurts when I walk too. I don't know if that is what everyone else gets. I haven't been back to work either since my Sept. surgery. I was getting temp. disability until february. I applied for permanent disability in the beginning of March. I also applied for disability retirement at work. Although I'm only 42 I worked there 22 years. Hope I get both. Can't live on one.

Thanks everyone for the responses.
Hessie, Some of your pain sounds similar to mine. I have constant pain across my back. That is what is labeled Failed Back Syndrome. I think. The RSD is nerve pain down the back and side of my leg as well as burning pain in the top of my foot and it feels like a really deep ache in my leg. It hurts so bad I can not walk and I do not know how bad it will be and how long it will last. The only thing that I can do is go to the market. I can't remember if I told you this already. If I have I am sorry. That is a symptom of RSD. I feel like I am loosing my mind at 44.

I would call both doctors and make an appointment with both. If you can afford it. They will probally have different prespectives.

Have you heard from Social Security yet? I am wondering how long it will take. I have hired someone to help me with this so that it can get approved the first time.

Good luck with the doctors. I know it is so hard to get them to listen. I have needed something for depression for months and no one will listen. I bet they would listen when I kill myself and they get sued.

Take care,
Barbara
Hessie, I hope you are feeling better. I am having a really hard time with pain right now. Had a really bad Monday and since it is very early Tuesday it is not starting out so well.
RSD is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I think that is the right spelling. Anyone can get it. It is described as a burning,shoothing, stabbing pain. I have it it my R leg and foot. You can get it anywhere and it can spread. I am praying that mine does not spread. I am not sure I could take it. It is very horrible and painful. I got this from the back surgery which did not work either. So I went in tp get fixed and came out 1000 time worse. There is alot of info out there. Maybe you should check it out and see if it fits you. There are many symptoms. I went out for a little while yesterday and I was sweating so bad we had to leave the resturaunt. It is an awful thing to get for not reason. I do have L4/5 nerve damage as well as RSD and the failed back.
Are you going to call the doc's today? I know what you mean. I never call or go to er. I just lay in bed and deal with it. I feel like there is nothing that can be done any way so why go thru the frustration of the doctors office.
I hope your day is better than yesterday.
Barbara





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