Hi everyone. I'm new to this site but really needed some support and to talk to other people who have had issues with pain. I have had pain in my right leg now for almost 8 weeks. It started of as just a simple pain in my calf. Just felt a bit tight but I could carry on as normal and didn't notice it very often. Well it couldn't be more opposite now! For the last week I've had excruciating pain in my right leg. It was aching/sore and difficult to stand on. Now I can barely walk or stand without a tight pain in my leg. My ankle constantly aches and I have pins andneedles in my leg all the time. My leg constantly aches and feels like it's being set fire too. My bum aches too. Th Dr just said it's sciatica from a slipped disc and should go with rest. I've been on loads of medication but am currently taking codeine sulphate, paracetamol and nurofren with a butr ans patch. So far nothings helped and the pain is breaking me. I can't work or sleep it's so severe and I keep on thinking will it ever go? Is this my life??? Please is there anyone out there who has suffered like this I could really do with some help and advice.
Kerri What You Need to Know About Sciatica