I'm new here, sorry if this is in the wrong place!
this is my 2nd time trying to post this so hopefully the other one doesn't pop up somewhere!
In the past few weeks I have got more advice from this site than the 9 GP appointments I have had since August!
Since August 2015 I have thought I have he sciatica but my dr has always told me I 100% do not have sciatica because I can lift my leg freely when lying down. I have been sent for a scan of my ovaries and an X-ray of my lower abdomen even after explaining the pain is in my hip and feels like it could be associated with my lower back. Anyway, for months this has been getting progressively worse, going from a slight niggle to now feeling like my bones are going to completely shatter at any moment. I have been prescribed countless anti inflammatory tabs which have done nothing (from Naproxen to Tramadol and everything in between!£ they don't even take the edge away, just make me feel sick instead!
yesterday when I was driving I lost complete sensation in my leg (I'm lucky it was 10pm or I would have caused a massive accident!) and when my leg finally started to feel normal I had the most horrendous pain from my hip to my chest which I can only describe as bruised muscles?! Since last night the pain has not gone, it has just got worse, when I go from sitting to standing the pain is sometimes unbearable and I need to grab the closest thing I can incase I fall over and when I am sitting the pain is so bad it is making me feel very sick! I have an appointment with the dr 2moro but I feel like he will again fob me off with the usual 'take these anti inflammatory's and come back if it gets worse' I had a locum doctor last month who told me "your only 27 it's not going to be life threatning"
Has anyone had anything similar to this? If so what helped you? I'm willing to try ANYTHING at all!
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Liz, Spine-health Moderator