Hi everybody! First time in this forum. I keep reading posts here but didnt get the chance to post my own. Been dealing with sciatica for over 9 months now. Have had 1 flare up last july 2012 which lasted for 3 days. Couldnt walk stand up for 1 minute. A week ago i had a major flare up which leads me to ER and they did nothing but give me Dilaudid, which didnt work for me. I ended up going home together with the pain. The following morning i cannot stand up and pain is really intense. When i stand up there is like a huge stick stuck on my left leg. It's so painful so my husband has to take off from work because i coulndt take care of our 9 month old daughter. Since then i didnt get out of bed. I do my 1 and 2 here in bed with an adult diaper on. Its been 4 days. Now, i am taking dilaudid, amitriptiptyline and lyrica. But they say it takes a week for lyrica to kick in. Still hoping for pain relief. I wanted my life back. ;(
Microdiscectomy scheduled on May, 2013. With L5/S1 disc herniation. Scared but im going for it!