For months and months I have been waking up in the middle of the night with horrible back pain that also hurts down to my legs, so bad that I can't move my legs to the side without actually moving them myself with my hands and that hurts real bad. I also can't sit up when it happens. I usually just try to move to the side and get comfortable again trying to find a position that doesn't hurt that bad and cry myself back to sleep. On the pain scale it is about 1000.
Then during the day all the time I have regular lower back pain that is probably on the scale 1-10 about a 6-7.
I have been to my dr a few times over this, he gives me stretches to do and he does them there also, they do not help. I can't take the muscle relaxers because I can not wake up from them at all for about 2 days. I have diabetes and will not wake up to fix a low or high sugar, I have a job and dependents and responsibilities that I need to take care of and I am the only one who can. I also have taken so many over the counter meds that my stomach is crap now and if I take them I get horrible stomach aches. I have told my dr this over and over and over again but yet it seems he doesn't listen. Now when I call I get the run around and never a call back.
I am at my wits end and can't live like this too much longer. At times the pain is so bad and I can't do what I am supposed to do I often wonder if it would be better to just end it, especially since I think I may never get any help.
Has anyone ever had this kind of back pain and how do you get your dr to listen and help?