I have herniated disc at L5-S1 with bilateral sciatica. I've been on crutches for 2 months. The first epidural injection worked great for about 10 days until the pain came back. The 2nd injection did nothing. Now I'm on Neurontin and Tramadol. My doc put me out on disability. Went to see the physch dept today and they stopped just short of putting me in the hospital. Instead, I have an intense outpatient program for 2 weeks, 4 hours a day. With the pain, loss of work - finances, and other issues, I feel like I just don't have any reason to live any more. It's all so overwhelming. Somehow I have to find a reason to keep on going. Hoping to find an answer somewhere.