I have dealt with chronic lower back pain for 5 years now, every so often it takes me out and I end up in agony, bed bound for a week or so and then I get back to my normal routine.
For the last 4 weeks I have been experiencing the most horrific pain in my lower back and right leg, the pain is like nothing I've felt before, burning, tingling, shooting pains, constant throbbing as well as waves of agony. I have been prescribed liquid morphine, morphine tablets as well as diazepam, I am unable to walk and I can't do usual daily tasks such as getting myself a drink, showering etc.
I feel so alone, like nobody believes how much pain I'm in, I'm failing my degree because the morphine makes me so sick, I can't work, I'm constantly down and cry all the time.
I feel my doctor isn't listening to me and I honestly can't take much more of this pain, it is killing me. I'm 23 years old and I just want to enjoy my life, gain a career and get some support.
If anybody could offer some advice I really would be so grateful.