hello everyone, i am new to this, but in hopes i can find some advice for relief to my sciatica. about 3 months ago, it started off as a dull back ache then radiated from my back to my lower left hip, that then radiated clear down my leg to where it seemed as if the pain focused in my knee. the pain is so excruciting its unbearable. it now starts off as aching pain in my calf muscle and then intensifies beyond belief. yesterday morning was the worst its ever been. im a single mother to a 1 yr old little girl and went to pick her up and the pain shot clear down my hip to my lower leg that i fell to the floor screaming! dropped my poor baby and couldnt even console her i was in so much pain. i couldnt even move an inch without this unbearable pain. my neighbor heard me screaming and knocked on my door and i yelled for her to come in to help me. i finally after 20 mins made it to my car to drive 2 blocks to the ER, where they for the 3rd time gave me a shot of tordol & a inflammatory in my hip. no pain relief whatsoever. along with a perscription for hydrocodon 2.5/500. which 3 finally takes the pain away but not for long & the pain is back with a vengence. sorry for the essay. but i never wanna expierience pain like that again! it sends chills down my spine thinking of it! i have much simpathy for all of you sciatica suffers and wish u all the luck in the world to find recovery for this. but is there ANY advice anyone can give to overcome this? my doctor is sending me to a anethesiologist to sort my options but after a week, have not yet recieved my appointment for it, idk how much loger i can live like this:(View Thread
brenda i know exactly how u feel. no it isnt. for me personally, last night i couldnt sleep due to the pain and found some exercises that actually helped tremendously. i couldnt believe the relief i got. heres the link i hope it directs you properly and helps you as much as it did me.
joy thank u for your thoughts and comments.. im definitly going to ask bout those meds u stated. upon doing research i came across sum exercises that have provided much relief to me. pain management is not something i want to get into. ive heard alot of horror stories in reference to them. i wish u the best of luck in your treatment. lnsmith1084View Thread
thank u so much 4 ur reply. ive only had a CT scan a wk ago.. results negative.. er doc says its prob in my best interest to have a MRI, but my doc needs to order it. i am in so much pain right now its crazy. just took the last of my meds, so my doc will be recieving a phone call as soon as them doors open. lol.. trust me i hate pain meds, as my stomach is weak and they make me so sick, but its the only thing helping? u poor thing i couldnt imagine 4 years. how r u coping? this is making me depressed & its only been 3 months. im just ready to amputate this damn leg already lolView Thread
hi dfoxii! i dont have any amswers to your problems as i am to a sciatica suffer, but i wish u all the best of luck in your journey to find relief. this has been a miserable 3 months on my part, i couldnt imagine 4 years! my prayers r with u! -lnsmith1084View Thread