You have all been so helpful to me in the past and supportive, and here I am again with new symptoms!!
Despite everything I have been through until now, this pain I am currently experiencing is by far the worst. I started gabapentin about a month ago due to permanant nerve pain in my left leg. The neurologist cofirmed this diagnosis with an EMG. My pain has been getting worse after a brief period of relief afer my last surgery in May. The top of my leg/hip area has been sore and has now reached the point that I can barely lift my left leg. I cannot cross my left leg atall for severe shooting pain. Its getting harder to just walk.
I have been trying to rest my leg every day after work and icing it, however last night I noticed my whole left side at my hip area is very swollen. I am in constant pain. I have not done any new exercises or anythng like that, no falls, no trauma................I am so confused, have others out there suffered such severe hip pain from their back problems. I assume this is all coming from my back.
After my last surgery to clean around my nerves, making sure nothing was impinging on the nerves, how can I be in so much pain if nothing is touching the nerves? All my pain is all down the one side. This pain is much worse than anything I have suffered before.
I don't know which doctor to go see, my back surgeon, my neurologist or my PCP.............I am about ready just to go to ER but I know they won't do anything. I am trying to get through the next few days at work so I can rest over the weekend.
I am hoping if I get enough rest it will just improve on its own, my hubby is so tired hearing me complain about my pain and says its always something with me, I just don't know where and who to turn to.
Thanks for listening,