Hi, I found out in Feb after an MRI scan that I had a disc prolapse in L4 and L5 of the lower spine. From Feb to April I've been in awful pain and struggling to get through the days. I only 28 and recently married. However I thought I turned a corner as the swimming and physio exercises improved my condition so much that I was able to come of the meds (Duragesic patches 100mg) 6 weeks ago. I thought yes am beating this thing.
Sometimes I would have pains in my left leg but nothing constant. However this last 2 weeks I've been killed with sciatica, shooting, stabbing pains down my leg. The pain is worse below the leg but also occurs from the hip down. My doctor gave me Kapake (codeine painkillers) and cataflam (anti-inflammatory).
On Monday past I saw the specialist in hospital. He gave me Lyrica 75mg to treat the nerve. I was to take 1 twice a day. I'm not a junkie for tablets but there comes a point when you have to take them. These tablets are not strong enough for me. I went to the doctors today, to top it off my doctor is off for 3 weeks. I tried to explain my condition and do you know what she said? That I had to be patient and let the tablets work. 14 days she thought they would work!! Like what, how can I stick it??
I've been going to acupuncture, (7 sessions) but have not improved greatly. This is very costly. Am thinking of saying enoughs enough as I feel I could keep going every week and will still be sore.
IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP ME OR GIVE ADVICE?? AM AT MY WITS ENDS. I EVEN CRIED IN FRONT OF MY AUNT AS I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN