Hello all, I'm new here. I developed a disc bulge at L3, L4, L4, L5 after my pregnancy. I now have a pinched sciatic nerve for 6 weeks. Doing physical therapy, just got the epidural lumbar injection yesterday. He said he split the dosage into 3 injections so I need to get two more.
Taking Naproxen twice a day for pain (500mg) and Percocet 5/325mg
As needed for pain. I was taking them every 4 hours as needed for about 4-5 weeks. Just started taking them every 8 hours as needed for pain and I'm hoping this injection will work. THE HUGE PROBLEM I'm having now is CHRONIC CONSTIPATON. I'm not sure if I need to check my colon (I suffered from IBS before) but every time I have gas or haven't gone for a couple of days I get this SHARP, stabbing pain by my right pelvic area.
Has this happened to anyone?
Also, I would love recommendations on laxatives and stool softeners that work for you.
I was just prescribed Amitiza (makes me very nauseous) so I stopped, Ducolax, and Senokot.
I'm still testing these out to see what happens. I find that my body gets used to laxatives and stool softeners quickly.
I'm scared that my constipation might turn into an obstruction and may turn my flares up into 1st gear again!!