Hello - I have had lower back pain for about 4 months it's a suspected prolapsed disc - for the last couple of days it seems to be getting a bit better
However my GP kept asking me if I had any bladder or bowel changes and I didn't until now. I know this could be a sign of CES but as I don't have all the symptoms I'm not sure and thought it might be a side affect of the pain meds.
The symptoms are: taking a while for my brain to realise I need a pee! Like twenty seconds and having to 'push' when I start going (I'm a female by the way)
Not having sensation when having bowels open - I mean the pushing sensation - that's causing a bit of a problem
oh this is soooo embaressing!!
However I am on Codine 30mg 4 x a day (as most people know does cause constipation)
AND on the plus side I don't have any other numbness - only tingling in my big toe. AND my back pain seems to be improving - it must be 50% better.
I did speak to a doctor when the bladder thing started and he said they are only concerned if there is incontinence (actually he was quite rude and told me to take more painkillers!)
Anyone have anything similar - I thought it might be the codine as it could interfere with messages to the brain so not going to take any today and see if it improves.
Happy Christmas everyone - thanks in advance for any suggestions