I suffer from Degenerative Disc Disease - which seems to be progressing over the past year. The pain is chronic, and just about making me lose my mind. I don't know if we can discuss medications here on this board - but just wondered if anyone might suggest what works for them (anyone with arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, stenosis of the spinal canal, bone spurs, herniated discs, etc..)
Currently I take Norco, Opana ER, Skelaxin and have Lidoderm Patches. I find the Norco is the only thing that seems to help my pain, but it is a short acting relief and I need to take one every 3 hours. By the time that 3 hours is up, I'm dying.
Just wondered if you had any advice I could share with my pain management specialist when I see him next month for my monthly appt. Thanks for your help - Kevin