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Do symptoms change over time?

I was wondering if this was normal / has happened to others.... changing symptoms.

I used to have much pain sitting and none sleeping with my bulging disc.

Now I have more pain sleeping but sitting isn't too bad.

I am not sure if this change is good / bad / indifferent.


  • Doug HellDoug Hell Posts: 335
    edited 04/01/2015 - 1:27 AM

    This is a roller coaster ride from start to end and beyond..... Expect the unexpected.

    Doug Hell
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Some days less pain and able to get groceries. Other days filled with pain and difficulty finding comfortable position and no way I can leave house.
    One of the oddest things...about me anyway....when I walk around house , and I don't use my cane when I'm home.... I find myself leaning one way one day lean another way another day.

    And sometimes my body, bending at the waist, does the different bending different days. Kind of freaky..the weirdest is leaning backwards and trying to walk. I don't understand it all, just learning to accept and like Doug said... Expect the unexpected. :)
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,874
    edited 04/01/2015 - 10:31 AM
    Sometimes, it can be a matter of how you are dealing with the pain that day or what is bothering you the most.

    I know that some days, my biggest problem is coming from my lower back. So, those days, its tough to move around . Then other days,. it will be my neck area, or it could be my thoracic area, my shoulders, my hips, etc.

    I can not always tell when or what is going to be bothering the most on an given start of the day.

    Based, on that my overall symptoms also change. Sometimes, you can rationalize why something is hurting more than another area.. But many times, there is no reasoning.

    But like Doug said, a and anyone dealing with chronic pain, the Roller Coaster ride is something you need to live with.

    Several years ago, I put together a thread about this ride... It still holds true today. The Roller Coaster Ride
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Ron that is a great post and I bet there are others that are in past
    history that are the same. I just a few weeks ago come across a video
    that was excellent in finally getting a Doctor to test me for SI joint
    issues. Sorry off subject but that is a post I will read a lot down the road thanks.
    Doug and Ron are so right about today one thing and tomorrow another part of this
    life. Our mind, the weather, money, family,
    pain, how we sleep, medications on and on can change our hurts.
    That is why as for me when my husband says what are you going to do tomorrow
    I can never say.
  • denisechristine84denisechristine84 Los AngelesPosts: 37
    edited 04/03/2015 - 8:13 AM
    I have also experienced changes in pain throughout my ordeal with back/hip pain. About 7 months ago, after running, I started having pain in my right hip. It soon moved to my lower back on the right side and was so miserable! After a couple months, the pain moved more into my piriformis area and made sitting down a nightmare. It has since stayed in the piriformis area, but has also expanded to the groin, hip, lower abdomen, and has returned to my low back. Ugh!
    1 1/2 years chronic pain in butt, hip, and sometimes low back. 7 steroid injections (piriformis, s1, si joint, hip joint). Hip labral repair arthroscopic surgery 12/2015. Sciatic neurolysis 12/2015.
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