I have had ongoing back pain for last 2 years and in January 2015 was diagnosed with bulging disc at l5s1 with slight contact of the sciatic nerve. In March of this year my leg was constantly numb and I was tripping a lot. I began physiotherapy and was prescribed 150mg of Lyrica twice a day. I also have been going to chiropractor and massage therapy. At the end of July I had a transforaminal epidural that landed me in the hospital emergency room 3 days later due to the pain and intense headache. There I was prescribed 500mg of Naproxen twice a day on top of the 150 MG of Lyrica . Then pain after the epidural was worse than before the shot. It is slowly getting better but at the end of Sept and I am still taking 500mg of Naproxen and 150mg of Lyrica and I am still in huge amount of pain constantly. I find i have very little patience with anyone and mostntimes just prefer to be left alone. This is changing who i am as a person. Most times i am able to hide my tears but it is getting hard tobhide the sadness and frustration. The pain does not affect my movement so people don't realize or believe how much pain I am in. A new mri and an emg test is scheduled to see what is going on. My left hip is also now starting to hurt. Any thoughts or advice from anyone would be appreciated.