Since just before Christmas have had what is diagnosed as piriformis syndrome along with sciatica. Had sciatica last year (not piriformis) when the pain shot all over my left leg (thigh) eventually numbing my calf. I had it for four weeks and took physio and recovered.
This time the pain is in my left buttock and radiates down into my left thigh and down into my calf and sometimes ankle bone. The pain upon wakening makes me unable to walk and I have to hold on to things to make it to the bathroom. The pain is unreal. It sometimes wakes me up. I have the pain all through the night while lying down. I can feel the pain in my bones in my buttock. The pain in my thigh is a throbbing pain and the pain in my calf is a tingling heavy feeling like a muscle pain.
I have been to physio but stopped awaiting a Cat Scan in a few weeks. I have neuropathy in my feet. My arthritis doctor has diagnosed: RA, osteo and degenerative disc disease.
I am taking Tylenol #3 only in a.m. and sometimes at night. I was on Diladid which did nothing. I take lyrica 300 mg per day along with arthritis meds and Celebrex.
I am joining this forum to appeal to others to answer questions regarding: is this ever going to go away? I exercise everyday (physio gave me exercises) and am trying to walk but it's hard this time of year with ice.
My day goes well once the pain subsides, about an hour to an hour and a half after I first get up. I know I shouldn't be complaining but i can't visit my grandchildren as their house has stairs and I don't want to scare them in the morning with my pain and hobbling around!
So I am glad I found this site and will be reading the posts as time passes and perhaps some will answer my question or at least relay to me that they experience similar symptoms.