Yes, I'm five days into a nasty, nerve pain flare up in my left leg. As I write this, I've got my tens unit on my back,covered by an ice pack, a heating pad on my left thigh and my fracture boot on my left foot (to help ease the pain in my foot when I walk) -- Boy, am I Pretty! (LOL)
I'm taking my Lyrica and pain meds -- even on prednisone from my ENT doctor (he said that would help my leg - NOT!). At least I am able to sleep.
Having another MRI next week and then will go to see a new ortho doc who ordered it. He'll be able to tell if surgery will be needed. He recommended I get an inversion table, which I bought on sale at Sports Authority this past Monday. I tried it and it is very relaxing but I'm worried it may be making this pain worse instead of better -- any body have any experience with using an inversion table?
I'm so confused my this whole saga. Some weeks the pain is manageable and I'm able to go grocery shopping or to Wal Mart, maybe to the dog park and then bam! pain comes flaring back and I'm stuck in bed. I've done everthing that most of you have done (except acupuncture - thinking about that).
Anyway, just felt the need to vent-- just laying around waiting for the flare to calm down.
Your pal in pain!