- CASE FILE
Pain in joint, high blood pressure, headache after brain aneurysm surgery. Also have had 2 neck fusions and need more surgeries.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
28 years ago I was involved in a car accident and messed up my neck and my back was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease where they did fusions on three levels in my neck and now they need to go back in and do some more work on my neck. For the last 3 years my back pain and neck pain has gotten much worse I have no feeling hardly in my feet and have joint pain throughout my body. I was diagnosed with two brain aneurysms 3 years ago and had them clipped but have had headaches ever since. Doctor told me headaches may never go away. I've also had high blood pressure since I was 16 years old and have been told many different things by cardiologist. Blood pressure is still not under control maybe 94 / 47 one day and then 238 / 128 the next. Today blood pressure is 191 over 102. I take multiple medications been going to pain management for 24 years go to 5 different doctors and never can get a true answer. Just went to rheumatologist and she thinks I have Psoriatic Arthitis and is wanting to put me on Enbrel. I would really like another opinion before I take a drug that increases cardiac problems because my family has a history of heart conditions. Brother died at 42 from heart attack father died at 53 from heart attack mother has had two heart attacks and has congestive heart failure sister also has heart problems.