I have a confirmed L4/L5 herniation causing severe sciatica in my left leg. I could not sleep more than 2 hours at a time. Dr. Had me on Gabapentin but it wasnt working great. Surgery is confirmed for a microdiscectomy. Last weekend, I was out for a 4am walk (walking helped) and fell (snowy and icy in my neck of the woods).
It got more and more sore over the next 48hrs. By Sunday night it was so bad I could not move and had to go to the hospital. There I was given teradol and Percocet with no result. Then I got 2cc of mophine. This knocked the pain down so I was at least moderately mobile. I got home at 6:30am from the hospital and went to sleep.
Now it gets strange. I woke up at 1pm in no pain. ..I mean NO pain. I thought "all the drugs". Took it easy the rest of Monday, had the best sleep since I originally got sciatica in July. Next morning, no pain. Tuesday to now ... great uninterrupted sleeps and no pain.
Anybody had this or know someone where its gone away suddenly? I have had this sciatica for 6 months with constant pain day and night. Not sure I am willing to say its fixed, but i'll take the sleeps for now.