I am new to this forum. I hope everyone reading this has a good day pain wise. I am a 21f with herniated L4 and L5 and sciatica going down my left leg. I had a similar condition two years ago except the pain was going down my right side. I had two injections done over a week ago and I am still in quite a bit of pain. The shots helped a little bit, but nothing to be excited over. Right now I am trying to figure out what to do next. It is my last semester in college and it is such a horrible experience to go through during what is supposed to be a fun time in my life. I can't wear heels, go dance, and end up not going to many parties. Surgery is not an option until I at least finish my degree. Also I am on tramadol 50mg 4 times a day, and lately it has been making me moody, or maybe it is just the pain. Can anyone suggest any other good pain meds that won't make me loopy?