Question: I have had burning pain since I had a colonoscopy
, 15 years ago. Otherwise I'm in good health. I've been on heavey pain Medes, but now they're not working. Recently heard about pudendal nerve entrapment
, and have had injections, but they didn't help. I've been to a lot of Drs, tried electric pain stimulator- didn't work. There are a few known doctors, but non in LA, who do surgery for this problem. Some Drs don't believe in pudendal nerve entrapment, & surgeries aren't very successful. I have no quality of life. I'm trying some new meds, methodone, next marijuana next, then physical therapy
. I have a great husband, but my life feels like it's over. I spend my days on the sofa, since I can't sit.
My best friend who's a nurse practitioner says I need a patient advocate, but it checked them out & they're unqualified helpers, not educated scientists. I'm at a dead end. I've done research on the internet, & there is no obviousness answer. My internist doesn't know what I should do. At least no one has suggested the pain is psychological. Last week saw a Nuroligist, who says I am normal. I've also had cat scans & x-rays of my body parts & they came out normal. I've tried different anti-depressants. I couldn't take cymbalta
. Now I'm on Celebrex
, gralise, Valium
, phentenyl patch, Vicodin
, & trying to change to methodone. I see a pain specialist. I am wondering if a pain pump is a good solution. My pain Dr. Doesn't like the idea as he says I'll be tied to him. Before this I was a happy, working woman. I have 2 children (grown) & 2 grandchildren. Until this I had a wonderful life.