- CASE FILE
Everyday is a struggle. I don't trust my body. Chronic back pain/muscle fatigue, hands & feet feel like stabbing pain of pins & needles.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have been to many doctors and have been diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney, Calculus of kidney, Chronic midline thoracic back pain with weakness on both lower extremities, Syrinx of Spinal cord(HCC), Fibromyalgia, Chronic pain syndrome, Carpal tunnel syndrome on both sides, IBS(irritable bowel syndrome), and right flank pain. I don't know how my body will react each day and I miss out on doing normal activities with my children, family, and friends. I feel as if I lost my independence. I was very active, confident, and loved to dance. And now I depend on family and friends to drive me places or get me things because it's difficult to walk. Some days are really bad and painful, to which I sleep all day, everyday, in hopes of the pain to go away. My back pain and muscle fatigue restricts me from being active. I believe its nerve related but doctors have no concrete answers. This pain causes me to become depressed and I feel stuck as life is passing me by. I have been prescribed Lyrica, Cymbalta, various pain medications, Adderall, Cariprazine HCI(Vraylar), Hydrochlorothiazide, Potassium Citrate. In addition to these medications, I have had a spinal tap, neurological tests, nerve ablation treatments in my back, physical therapy treatment, removal of a thrombosed external hemorrhoid, and about 5 months ago, a hysterectomy. I'm allergic to Ativan and Compazine. I just want to feel normal again or get to a point where I can live each day without worrying if I need to go to the hospital everytime my pain flares up and my medications are not enough. I thank you in advance.