I'm a 37 year old female diagnosed with sciatica during an e.r. visit a week ago due to excruciating back and leg pain. I had a follow-up with my PCP who did x-rays and concurred with the diagnosis and prescribed a prednisone pack. The next day my pain was even worse. I called my PCP and he called in some Flexoril which doesn't seem to be helping either. I ve been on the pack for 4 days now and am not seeing any improvement. I'm supposed to start PT on Tuesday but am unsure if that will even be possible unless my condition miraculously improves tomorrow because as it stands right now I can barely stand let alone walk or drive! This is all new to me and I thought I would have seen some relief by now but it's only getting worse. I can barely walk and am constantly in pain and missing alot of time from work. Not only is this painful but beginning to be quite depressing as i have no help around the house. Luckily I live in a pretty good neighborhood because I have to keep my door unlocked just in case anyone is kind enough to stop by because it's no way I can make it downstairs to open the door. When can I realistically expect this to get better? How do people with this condition cope with going from being an active person to being bedridden? Tomorrow will be the 2 week mark since the onset of this and every day has been worse than the last. I want to stop crying but just when I think I don't have any tears left...they come rolling down my face. I just don't know what to do!