hello im 37, live in essex england, and have been suffering for many years with L4 L5 problems, i write this whilst in bed and have been for 4 days now! i have a constant sciatica pain into right buttock, down into thigh then calf and to ankle, each time i get up to go to the bathroom i dont know if im gonna pass out again! ive had to give up my job as a community carer which i loved and now have to get help from my daughters to even get dressed. my husband is fantastic and now quite often has to pick me up and place me on the bed after passing out. im on tramadol, methacarbanol, amitriptline.. nothing seems to be working, im feeling ignored by my doctors and consultants, my next appointment is in march but not sure if i can wait that long.if anybody has any advise im open to anything.. in 2005 i had a procedure where part of my nerves were burnt out but this only worked for a short period.. thank u for listening to my moaning.