About Me: Male, 61, HORSEHEADS, NY, member since Jan 2013
I AM A 58 YEAR OLD MAN, DIABITIES UNDER CONTROL BY MEDICATION AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AGAIN UNDER CONTROL BY MEDICATION, SLEEP APNEA USING A CPAP MACHINE. SINCE 1999 I HAVE LIVED WITH CRONIC BACK PAIN FROM A FAILED BACK SURGERY TO FIX A DISC AND A PINCHED NERVE, SINCE
[More] THER IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO NOW I HAVE BEEN LIVING ON PAIN MEDICATIONS AND MUSCLE RELAXANTS FOR MORE THAT 10 YEARS NOW TO GET BY AND BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I NEED TO SURVIVE WITH MY WIFE AND TRY TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE.. IN AUG OF 2012 I WAS HAVEING, A FOLLOWUP SLEEP STUDY TO SEE HOW MY SLEEP APNEA WAS DOING THEY FOUND THAT I NEVER GOT INTO REM SLEEP BUT DISCOVERED A FIB. I HAVE BEEN TO THE HOSPITOL TO STABOLIZE MY RYTHEM WITH NO LUCK, I AM ON BLOOD THINERS AND HEART MEDICATION IN AN ATTEMP TO HELP WITH THE AFIB. WHILE AT THE HOSPITAL THE DR REMOVED ALL OF MY PAIN MED;S MUSCLE REALXANTS AND NERVE MEDICATION. AS HE SAID THOSE WILL MAKE MY CONDITION WORSE. I AM NOW IN WITHDRAWL OF THESE MED'S AS WELL AS DEALING IWTH UNCONTROLED A FIB NO REM SLEEP AT ALL,AND MY BACK PAIN HAS INCREASED BY 100% AT A 10 ON THE PAIN SCALE 24/7. OTHER THAN THAT I'M GOOD
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