I'm well versed in most things here, but this one has me stumped. I've got sciatica, DDD/Spondy, left leg only for sciatica, and it comes and goes as it wishes. I never have 'pinpoint' pains where I can say 'It hurts RIGHT HERE' and point to my knee or something. It happens, but they are always more vague, like, a 2 inch area of the heel of my foot or something.
Lately, last week or so, each morning I've been waking up with my leg in PAIN. One day it was my toes, one day it was my ankle, one my knee, etc. It's very strong, solid, bothersome pain. My ER meds seem to be still helping my lower back pain, so I don't feel like it's a nighttime lowering of my meds and that I'm late on my morning dose or anything. The knee, for example, hurt so bad, I could barely bend it at all, and had to roll on my side, alternate a few times, finally log rolled out of bed and hobbled around for a good 30 minutes until it had mostly gone away. Sound familiar to anyone, or am I on my own with this?
I havent changed any meds, havent changed beds/blankets/anything. I mean, NOTHING. I usually wake up on my side, knees bent, and a-ok, except for the normal morning back pain. I *THINK* in my delusional wake-ups that I remember waking on my back; maybe that's the cause?
If anyone has any similar stories, please share, I just want to be sure I dont need to fear say, a blood clot or, I dunno, anything! I'm 29 but dealing w/for about 8 years, so, I'm still young and in pretty good shape though.
Thanks in advance if you have any advice, or even just took the time to read this.