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On the 28th I did in fact wind up going into the ER. Around 7:30am or so I was in so much pain I took 3 of my 5mg Percocets, trying to get some relief. I barely made it through the counselor's meeting at 10am, and by 3pm my back was spasming and hurting so bad I was in tears. Normally if I am hurt or something I take care of myself, whether it be going to bed, the Er or whatever. This day I had to be carried out by stretcher and took there by ambulance. The driver hit me with some Fentanyl, which didn't do anything. Hurt like hell getting the IM shot, but other than that..nuttin..nadda..zip..Once in the ER I told them about my meds at home, and about having taken 3 Percs and what time. They turn around give me a 5mg percocet..wait another 30 mins, take me for x-rays, all my hardware was still intact and where it was supposed to be, then gave me a 5mg Valium and sent me home, still in tears, beggin them still to make the pain stop. The whole time my lower back was spasming like someone had me attached to live wires. So now Im just taking it as easy as possible. They gave me ibuprophren and ultram..I'm taking it but not seeing much relief. So I just walk carefully, suck it up, and move from room to room as I need to, and try to stay in positions that don't aggravate my back or cause spasms as much as possible. I haven't had my back hurt like that since BEFORE my first back surgery, and I had told them so. I tolerate pain from my back quite well, an tolerate it without meds for it. It all made me feel like shit, like I was less than important, oh well..screw it..can't dwell on it all too much.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Deary, I\'m so sorry about what happened to you. I hope you\'re feeling better today and improving as time goes on. Percocet doesn\'t really work for me, Vicodin usually does the trick.
Hang in there love!
ShannonA
ShannonA

Thanks zanndee! Normally Percocet works just fine. I don\"t usually take Vicodin as they make me so terribly ill without Phenergan or literally sandwiching it between full meals. I can only think the lack of proper sleep and the \"waiting room chair from hell\" ;D lol was the cause of it, but I\'ve gone through similar situations before and didn\'t go through half the agony..but hey what can ya do..lol..keep a stiff upper lip..It\'s not like us mom\'s really have the option much of \"laying down on the job\". ;p Thanks again!