Hi. I am a 66 year old female. I have suffered from low back pain for about 2 years. About 6 months ago, I started to experience severe leg pain. I sought the treatment of a pain management doctor after a period of physical therapy which did not help. I had an MRI which showed significient degenerative disc disease with bilateral sciatica and spinal stenosis. I was put on vicodin and neurontin and scheduled for an epidural. When I had the epidural, it worked wonderful. I was without pain for almost two weeks. I went down to my father's and fell on his porch. The pain returned immediately. I had a second epidural which helped but not as much as the first and for about the same amount of time. The pain doctor wants to try a third epidural as he feels that sometimes it takes a series of three to get more lasting relief. I am scheduled for the third next week. In the meantime, I find the neurontin works pretty well. I take 3mg, three times a day. I also have the vicodin which I try not to take, but it does help alot. Can anyone give me any advice or encouragement. It is so hard living with this pain. Thanks for listening.