First post here.
I'm at a bit of a loss with my back/bum/leg pain.
I am seeing a specialist on the 21st of May and will undergo an MRI scan shortly after.
I have a pain in the left side of my bum (toward the top) which feels like someone or something has grabbed it and has squeezed it as tight as it could possibly be. The pain is constant but aggravated by sitting for any period of time but sleeping seems to be the largest problem - for the last two weeks I've woken up between 2-5am with severe pain and been unable to get comfortable again. Secondary to my pain it's keeping my fiance awake and she has sleeping problems as it is.
Strangely, if I walk (and struggle greatly) for about 30 minutes, sometimes the pain goes away.
The doctor has given me 50mg tramadol, 100 para /30mg codeine based pain killers and more recently 2mg of diazepam. The pain killers help, but the dosage of diazepam had no impact on me at all, the pain is the same, the feeling is the same, I don't feel sleepy, etc. I've had physio and also acupuncture.
I can't be the only person with this problem but it's plagued me for 9 months now. If anyone else has had this problem and/or has some advice I would greatly appreciate it.