Hi, I am 23 yrs old married with one 6 month old baby girl.
I have been suffering since roughly october 2007. My pain started with sever calf cramping. I would wake up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in my right calf. This would last 5-10 minutes then I would go back to sleep. The next morning I would wake up and have very limited mobility in the leg which eventually progressed to not being able to walk the next day.
Later the sciatica started. I thought this was an unrelated problem and saw a chriopractor who used active reflex therapy to treat the problem. A few monts later and the problem was resolved.
That year I went to the emergency room after a severe leg pain. I could not get the pain to stop and my husband had to carry me to the car and into the hospital. I was admitted and had a million blood test's taken. They looked for blood clots as well. My blood results revealed that some of my level's were alarmingly high and I was referred to a specialist.
She then sent me for a emg, ultrasound and more blood work. I had a ct scan of my leg as well. We also did a muscle biopsy. The emg showed some negative results as did the biospy.
I was then referred to a neurologist who requested a brain scan. I never heard anything about this so I am assuming this is fine.
Then I was referred to a neuro muscular specialist. I saw her in January 2009. She requested an mri that I will get on August 14 2009 (6 months later!!!!!!) She suspects I have S1 radiculopathy and that I may need surgery for microdiscetomy. She spoke to a surgeon at the hospital who agreed but they want to see the mri first.
Three weeks ago I woke up and my back was not longer straight. My left hip stsicks out extremely farther than the other side. The sciatica is extreme and constant and I have trouble taking care of my daughter and myself. I cannot walk up and down stairs. I spend most of my day lying on the floor dying. We went to the er as noone would see me and saw a doctor who prescribed tylenol 3 and toradol. Neither did a thing for my pain. We then went to Toronoto, and the pain go worse so I saw a doctor there. He prescribed me Lyrica and Trimacet. I have minimal relief from the Lyrica in the morning and I am now able to sleep at night but other than that I just want to die!
I can not do this anymore. I need a resolution soon as I do not think I can go much longer like this.
Any advice or insight