Came across this website when Googling Sciatica! Looks to have some great info and support.....just what I'm looking for!
A bit about me.......Rheumatoid/Osteoarthritis diagnosed 7 years ago. Ankles are my weakest point and am just recovering from my second Grade 3 sprain in 3 months! Hospital said it would have been easier if I'd broken it!
After having been on crutches for a while, I noticed I was getting back pain. Understandable as I was weight-bearing differently. Then last Monday, when I tried to get out of bed, I realised it was a little more than back-ache!! After an emergency Dr's appointment I was told I more than likely had Sciatica. Well I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy!
I am currently taking anti-inflammatories, painkillers and an anti-depressant was prescribed to take at night as a muscle relaxant? I haven't actually taken THAT one yet, as the list of side-effects scared me half to death!
It's only been a week and already I'm shattered!
So came on here looking to find others in similar situations and maybe some advice/tips on pain management?
Look forward to any replies. Thanks for reading