I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia about two years ago after searching for a diagnosis for 10 years. Recently, I developed sciatic nerve pain as well. Go me. So I've been to my PCP 3 times. First I was given toradol injection along with tramadol to treat the pain. None of that helped. Second visit, I was given a corticosteroid injection, a prednisone pack, and flexeril. None of that helped. Third visit, I was given more flexeril (stronger dose, 10 mg) and lidoderm patches. The lidoderm patches help somewhat but not much. I also got a referral to an orthopedic doctor. This Monday morning, I got to my appt and have x-rays taken. I meet with the doctor who looked at my x-rays. Then started poking around the IT band on my right leg (the sciatic pain is on the right side) and found it was sensitive. So he decides to treat me for hip bursitis. By giving me MORE prednisone and another corticosteroid shot in the hip. I told him that I just did all that and it didn't work. His response "do you want my help or what?" At this point I just started sobbing. I said "Yes I want you to treat me and make this pain stop. I DONT want to keep going through the same ineffective meds over and over again to get no relief". He said "Well this is the treatment" and I said "well it's not working!" He ignored the sciatica altogether. After the second corticosteroid injection I hurt worse than ever. I almost puked in the doctor's office. My entire IT band on the right is on FIRE and my sciatica is still getting worse. I can't eat, I can't sleep. I can't use the bathroom very well, I can't shower. I can't cook. I can't do anything. As I'm typing this I'm crying all over agin. I am SO frustrated and I don't know what to do. Nothing has helped. I have tried: heat, ice, both, toradol, tramadol, diclofenac, prednisone, advil, aleve, tylenol, flexeril, cymbalta (I take for the fibro anyway), alcohol...I don't know what to do but I'm losing my mind. I'm just going between staring blankly at the wall, to screaming in pain, to sobbing. I can't handle this. I'm afraid that if I go to the ER they will just turn me away as a drug seeker. But I need relief. This is insane.