My name is Sherlian and this is not my first time to the site but I finally decided to join. I was doing some research on the net and came across this site and started to read the posts and boy did it help. I have a bulging disc in my L4-L5 and by me being overweight (322) no one wants to do surgery. I now have nerve pain in my butt and thighs that runs down to by calf on the right side. The PM doctor has me on Lyrica 100mg twice a day which does give some relief, muscle relaxers that make me sleepy, Darvocet 100mg 3 times a day that does no good at all. It takes 3 or more pills in the mornings just to get moving, thank God I work nights and by the time it is time for me to go to work my body is full of drugs and I can half way function.
I have no life because of the pain. The pain is so bad that when I walk I lean to the left and can't straighten up. My sons have to clean, go to the grocery store, take me to and from work, doctor and where ever else I need to go. I have cried and prayed so much because of this pain sometimes I would rather be dead than to continue to live like this. Being over weight is bad enough but to be told that they are afraid to do surgery on you and to have a person suffer like this is too much. I start physicial therapy this week and praying it will give me more relief than the meds.
Sorry for being so long and thanks for having a place you can vent and where others know where you are coming from.
God Bless you