• tired of the pain tired of the pain
    February 26, 2009
    My husband has chronic pain in the lower left side of his back. I
    tired of the pain tired of the pain
    February 26, 2009

    can feel a small lump and what feels like an inflamed nerve/vein/?.  I can massage this out after a couple of days, but it gets tiresome.  When it gets really bad, he feels a shooting pain down his upper inner left thigh.  His doctor is a pill-pusher.  My husband has been on hydromorphone and vicodin for 5 years.  This has led to severe side effects (for the whole family), including irritability, constipation, stomach pains, poor sleep, etc.  He refuses to get off the pills, I think most of the pain is mental.  What should be MY first step in getting him to realize he may be creating the problem and his doc is not helping?

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