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  • Thanks everyone for being so positive and not snarky :)

    I did have my records sent from the Cleveland Clinic to my doctor now, but he still disagreed with it. The doc from the C.C. and the doc I'm seeing now are really good friends even. The doctor at the clinic said he believed I had a fissure in my L5 that happened when I played soccer and over hte years I have made it worse and worse. He said he sees this all the time. People will get injuries when they are young that won't pop up until later in life. That makes so much sense because I played competitive soccer very rough, I was on the ground a lot of the time. No doubt that I took a bad fall one day. I've always believed it was a soccer injury because I had to quit playing because of my back.

    Has anyone else every taken the anti inflammatory called Diclofenac Sodium? I haven't started taking it yet. I am worried it will make me too drowsy to go to class.
  • My wife took Diclofenac Sodium earlier this year. It didn't make her drowsy. She's back on Naprosyn which seems to work better for her.

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  • Cool, thanks for the info!
  • It doesn't make me sleepy either. My brother takes it and it helps his pain and he's had back fusion. Good luck.
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I can certainly see why you are getting irritated. It is infuriating when you know how you feel, but nobody else either understands or believes you. It is like banging your head against a wall. I feel for you, being so young that is a lot to deal with. Do you have any older adults that could go with you for moral support and maybe to stress to the doctor how crappy you really do feel? Sometimes, that helps.
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