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I am new on here so just thought I would share my erm story I guess haha.....basically I am a 19 year old type 1 diabetic and it all started when I thought I had injected myself funny in my bottom.....how wrong I was, as after more than a year on the pain is so so bad. I first went to the Doctor's last October and he just shrugged me off by saying it was muscle pain which I knew wasnt and he gave me naproxen which worked for about a week so I stopped taking them and I went back to my doctor who just said to me "no no keep taking naproxen they will work trust me" so I just carried on taking them regardless of the fact that they wasn't helping at all! I didn't end up going back to the Doctor's until January and I eventually got to see my GP who was very unhappy with the fact that the last doctor just shrugged me off, and she sent me for an XRAY which showed that I have mild scoliosis in my lower spine and referred me to orthopaedics who said that the scoliosis shouldn't be affecting the sciatica or the cause. He sent me for an MRI and well now I am just awaiting those results which I do not get until July!!!

I am currently not taking any painkillers for this as none seem to be working and my doctor won't prescribe me tramadol as I am apparently too young!! :(

Also is it possible for sciatica to get worse because I can no longer walk for atleast an hour without being in pain, and recently I have been getting this kind of warm wet feeling on my knee when walking which lasts about 20 seconds could that be related???

Sorry for rambling

Nicola :)
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