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I've been diagnosed with sciatic nerve pain in my L4, L5 and I now get it in S1 which is the foot area right?
I get instant pain when I walk and the longer I walk for is the worse the pain gets, It's the same with sitting a lot of the time, I only get no pain at all when in bed. So it's pretty bad, over all I'd describe my pain as very severe. I'm also declared as unfit for work.
Why won't my doctors give me Lyrica? Or something STRONG. I understand that it's not about the strength but about what the drugs do but they're giving me things like coedine and tramadol and period cramp tablets, I think that's the funniest one of all I've received from them. And drugs like tramadol make me feel so sick that I'd prefer to be in pain, my nan thought I was going to die the state they sent me in.
I'm getting a steroid injection to try ease the pain next month so why can't they give me Lyrica? I obviously need it. Other people with sciatica who don't even seem to be anywhere near as bad as I am get it so it's really frustrating. Why do some people get it and others don't, am I asking them in the wrong manner or something?
Can I demand for more useful medication?