Hello, my name is Diana, I'm 39 and I'm so grateful to have come across this forum. Thank you, thank you!!! I've currently got severe lower back pain which seems minimal in comparison to the pain I am feeling in the sciatic nerve in my right leg, I have been in serious agony now for over 3 weeks. I've finally been diagnosed as potentially having a prolapsed disc but only an MRI scan can confirm that, then depending on the results I may need surgery, which absolutely terrifies me. I am writhing in pain 24/7, I dread going to bed each night as I cannot lie on my stomach, back or my right side and I haven't slept in over 3 weeks. Am on major pain killers that are not even touching the sides of this horrendous pain. Can anyone relate to this and offer any comforting advice?