My first post. In suffering with severe nerve pain radiating down my left leg. I have spent 4 days in hospital this week to manage the pain. This has had little effect. I have now developed foot drop and I can't stand up for more than 5 seconds before he nerve pain comes flooding down my leg. I have disc degeneration in l4/5 and minor disc bulges in l5/s1. I had an MRI done last June and one this week whilst in hospital. There was little difference between the two. My foot drop has developed since I left hospital. The only comfortable position is on all fours. I've not slept properly for 1 week and I feel frazzled. My meds are as follows;
Codeine 30mg qds
Paracetemol 1g qds
Pregabalin 300mg bd
Naproxen 500mg bd
I'll be honest the meds are having little impact on anything. I've had this level of pain constantly for 1 week with constant low level back pain for 1 year with two episodes of nerve pain. I'm 33 and extremely active. I don't know what to do? I have a specialist appointment in 2 weeks but I'm worried the foot drop is an indicator that something else is going on. I have to really push hard to produce urine also.
Does anybody suffer anything similar or have any recommendations for me please?