No I haven't been to a pain management specialis, I try to avoid opiates as much as possible it seems they have limited effectiveness on the pain. They help at night but with my job I wouldn't take them during work hrs. I am a federal investigator with the EPA and travel a lot.
I have an appointment with surgeon on Monday and I am trying to be prepared as best as I can. I know the FDA has recalled certain surgical mesh used in this type of treatments, I am trying to get surgeon notes and records from 2014 such as type and manufactor of surgical mesh they implanted.
The more I think back on this I can narrow down the root cause of this. I had a fall from a piece of machinery around 2006 or so, It was from about 15 ft onto solid ice. My right side from above knee to middle of my back was a solid bruise
with hip injuries, the ER did x-rays and said no fractures just bruised to the bone. I have had constant problems ever since with lower back, hip and leg pain.
My current med list is long. They been treating the symptoms and not the cause I'm guessing, I'm on depression pills like prozac,wellbutron,clonospam, sleep aids such as ambient, allergy pills, the most recent ones are oxycodone 10-325 mg 2 tablets every 6 hrs. They almost take edge off, I supplement ibuprofen every 4-6 hrs with 400 mg, I got some nausea pills I haven't taken yet. That's the list but I only take the pain meds with ibu's and the clonazepam for panic attacks I'm throwing the rest away.
I guess I will wit and see on monday, if I continue to have these problems my career is down the drain. Probably my marriage too, been a little stressful managing these symtoms.