I have been having lower back pain now for 6 months. It started with just low back pain with relief when flexed but then became painful in both my legs. I now have pain shooting down both legs, I get cramp in the night and wake up most mornings in pain. During the day my pain eases with the medication im on. I am currently on; Diazepan and Dyhydrocodeine. However my most recent visit to the doctor today meant that I am now also on Ampitrylines (25 mg). The doctor refered me for an MRI scan and found that I had a bulging disk in L5 and S1 which was mainly in the middle.
The doctor told me that he cannot explain or understand why im getting such shooting pains and cramps in my legs as it is not on a nerve. He told me that he would refer me to Orthapeadic triage and that they will probably set up excercise and possibly injections.
I feel this pain is all encompossing of the world and the doctor is telling me that my symptoms do not match my "diagnosis" which is confusing me further. I feel like I am being given medication to deal with the presenting problem but nothing is actually happening about the actual problem.
I am 21 year old female, i had no injury and cant explain why this has happened.
I cry everyday, have put a stone on and am so down about the lack of support i feel i have.
Any advice would be warmly accepted.