Will try to cut a very long story short: whilst pregnant with my youngest (now aged 4) I had sciatica. Months after his birth one day I couldnt get out of bed as my back had just 'gone'. Doc gave me copious amounts of painkillers & booked physio. Tried physio which didnt really help.
Was kind of accepting that I just had a bad back so was thinking that was me for life. It continued to plague my life (lower back pain) & restrict me. After moving house my back went again & I decided that at the age of 34 I was not going to accept that this is how I would be. I have 2 small children and feel useless and unmotivated due to my back. Doc gave me more painkillers, did blood tests & sent me for an xray. Blood tests clear & xray showed 'signs of strain' but not enough for him to be bothered about.
Started to see an osteopath who after 5 sessions signed me off as it wasnt working & suggested I push the Doc for an MRI scan. Now the pain is unbearable (had to go to A & E the other night as almot passed out with the pain) & has travelled down my left leg to my foot. My foot & ankle are numb. I cant sit down or lie down as in agony also I cant drive. Only way I can sleep is on my front which is still sore. Doc gave me more painkillers.
Now after taking the meds for a week (& no improvement) he has booked me for physio & sent me away. Came out of the Docs in tears. He didnt even check that I had enough meds left to see me through. I am in constant pain and am so depressed. This has been going on for almost 5 years now & it is at its worst stage but still my Doc wont suggest an MRI. I am really upset and feel let down. Dont know what to do next.....