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I have reading posts on the forum for the last few months but haven't posted until now, I have had leg pain for almost 7 months and my doctor sent me for x-rays. She told me since I didn't have back pain, it was not sciatica. She sent me for a CT scan and it came back that I have a bulging disc in my L5-S1. Since then I have been taking gabapentin, tried naproxen and oxycodone but I haven't felt better but getting worse. In the last 7 months, I have seen 2 acupuncturists, 2 PTs, chiropractor, deep tissue massage and have an osteopath appointment. I went to emergency twice due to loss of urine and although it was not due to my nerve issue, I'm glad I went. Here in Canada, I was told the typical wait time for an orthopaedic surgeon is about eight months but as I was referred by the emergency and called I have to wait one month.
My last acupuncture appointment made me feel the worse and now I have difficulty walking from the bedroom to kitchen without intense pain. I'm going to stop all my treatments and do e physio stretches until I see the surgeon. I don't know what the surgeon will say but for now it's giving me hope. I struggle that I'm not active as I once was. But I am lucky I work from home and can do that laying down with my laptop and phone. I feel more emotional and am grateful for a loving husband.
Thanks for reading. And if anyone is in Canada, you really have to advocate for your health. Keep pushing the doctors and see different doctors if needed. I recently changed doctors and glad for it.