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did my bludging disc rupture? or what is going on with me?

jpx2jjpx2 Posts: 1
hello all this might be a long story so i'll apolijize now. last feb. i twisted my back wrong while lifting went to the doc and was given muscle relaxers and told it would get better on it's own. by july i had fairly constant lower back pain so went back to and was seen by a different doc he ran x rays and said it looked like i had a buldging l5-s1 gave me some more pills and said that i would need an mri to be sure what was happening. i told him at that time that i couldn't afford it and would have to wait till i got laid off for the winter and the state insurance started. by early november my back didn't hurt anymore but my left leg was killing me went back into the doc and he explained that it was sciatica cause by the buldging disc at this point he put me on tramodul and gave me a steroid shot to get me into dec when the insurance would kick in. the pain in my leg got progressivly worse and he gave me vicoden which was helping. but at this time i have been on bedrest for about 15 days because my leg hurt so bad that i couldn't even stand on it. last thrusday i finally got my mri which was torture trying to stay still but i got it done. got back home and back in bed while i waited for the results to get sent to the doc. well saterday afternoon i moved just a little bit and instantly i couldn't move my left leg and was in more pain then i have ever experienced in my entire life i was literally screaming in pain for about 20 minutes during which my wife had called an ambulance.on the ride to the hospital they gave me fentonal which stopped the pain for a while then in the er they gave my mprphine valinum and some anti inflamorty. then sent me home since then i have hardly been in any pain i just have numbness and a buring feeling in my left foot. is it possiable that my disc ruptured on saterday and relived the pressure on my spinal cord? oh almost forgot saterday morning i had a stomach ache and took pepto could that have blocked all my pain pills from egtting into my blood stream causeing the intense pain? i'm sorry if this is hard to follow it's the middle of the night as i type this trying to figure out what happened because i don't ever want to feel anything like that again. i am still waiting for the doc to get the mri results but wonder now if it did rupture will that mri even be right at this point.


  • High, I used to work on an ambulance, and have picked up a lot of patient s like yourself. I am on this side of the road now, as a patient myself, 19+ months and counting on workers comp of course. I don't think the pepto blocked your pain meds, which the Vicodin you mentioned, but not the dosages of it. I know it's hard to get the pain under control most nights too. Sometimes I feel like I have a hot knife sticking into my right hip, and my right foot feels as if somebody poured gasoline down it and set it ablaze.

    Any results of your MRI yet? U know u can go get a copy of your radiology report usually 24-48 hrs after the procedure, right? Get that, and a copy on a cd disc to, so u have a compete record. I sure wish u the best in getting some relief!!
  • It's possible. I ruptured my disc and couldn't get out of bed. Despite trying with my husband's help and almost passing out several times. I waited several hours b/c I'm an idiot who hates to admit I need help.

    I was given many things at the hospital (I was not as fortunate as you for the ride over to the hospital) but long story short, after the gave me everything and an MRI...I was sent on my way and could walk.

    I lost feeling everywhere it hurt and lost my ankle reflex. I still had leg/back pain but at least was mobile. Headed to the PM doctor the next day who sent me to a spine specialist. Indeed I had ruptured my disc.

    You may or may not have - could be that the bulge got worse. You really should contact your general practitioner and ask for advice based on this recent issue.
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