Hello! My name is Amanda and I'm 28 years old. I've had back problems for over ten years now, but it never got to the point where I needed an MRI until last month. I still dont' understand what is wrong with me except that it hurts really bad. I have three children and one step-child and it is hard to keep up with them on a normal day. Thankfully I only work part-time (10 hours/week), but I'm in tears before I go in, and in tears when I leave. My middle child has Autism, and my youngest has a speech delay, so I spend my weekdays driving them back and forth to therapies, which makes my pain even worse sitting in a car for 45 minutes at a time. It's getting to the point where I dont' even want to get out of bed because I hurt so bad. My relationship with my husband is hurting because I never get things done around the house, and he just doesnt' understand the pain I'm in.
I went yesterday to get a epidural injection. The procedure itself went great, I felt almost nothing. And last night I felt great. I even managed to get some laundry done while watching all the kids, plus my baby niece! But when I woke up today, the pain was back, in fact it was worse. I've taken my medicine (Lortabs 7.5, and Naproxen 500) but it's not helping. I dont' know whether to call the doctor or wait it out. My legs feel like they are on fire all the way down to my toes.
So anyways, that is my story.