I guess the title says it all. I am 30, a mother of Twins born in 2011. I never had a back issue until about two months ago. I am not 100% sure of what is wrong. The main symptom is sciatica, so I am guessing that it is a herniated disk.
We don't currently have medical insurance so I go to a sliding fee scale clinic. Not very helpful. My pain is becoming unbearable. I don't sleep at night because laying down hurts non-stop. I was put on 75mg of Diclofenac which worked for a awhile but there were no refills and so now I am taking 1000 mg of ibuprofen a day.
We don't currently have any family in the area to help with our girls so my husband has had to pick up the slack of what I usually do and go to work full time. And I just don't know what to do any more. The clinic keeps telling me to "Get more exercise" which is great but I am having trouble walking around my house let alone going out and doing something.
Before this I never had any problem with pain. I never took pain medication that was offered. After my c-section with my girls I was up and moving within two hours of the birth. We moved apartments two days later. No issue, I even ended up throwing out the rest of the pain meds they gave me for that. Now I can barely move and when I ask for even a stronger NSAID the nurse practitioners look at me like I am a junkie.
Sorry for the lousy, slightly whiny sounding intro but I am at my wits end. I would gladly take any and all advice anyone has concerning my situation. I have tried talking to my husband but he seems to not understand how horrible the pain actually is.