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Hi I'm Bev. I'm new here. I'm really looking for reassurance I suppose. I've been suffering with sciatica since August this year when I banged my back on the corner of a window frame when manoeuvring backwards whilst mowing my lawn.
I've struggled with paracetamol and things were improving however I went to a party last week and wore heels for a few hours (nothing else different) the following afternoon I noted my pain increasing and by the following day I was in such severe pain it was indescribable. It is worse if I sit and after laying in bed overnight I cannot weight bear for this pain. My gp thinks it is muscular but paramedics (today as so bad) think herniated disc. Gp advises I may not qualify for MRI but agreed to refer. The pain goes from my sacroiliac area right down to my foot, pain in especially bad side of knee area. My question is this: has anyone else experienced this and how do they cope? I'm taking paracetamol and codeine but tonight have been prescriped pregabalin 50mg but I'm really worried about side effects. I'm hoping people can reassure me. Any advice on how to sleep, position etc, would also be greatly appreciated. (After sitting for 20mins just to compose this I cannot weight bear withour agony).