Hi, I'm new here. I'm 34 years old and spent 2014 battling and beating breast cancer. Chemo was pretty rough on my body, especially my nerves. Fortunately I didn't have any neuropathy, but I have had a couple brief bouts of sciatica that lasted a couple weeks each time. However, 5 days ago my right thigh, just above my knee, more towards the outside, went numb. I also noticed a pulling sensation with the first few steps I took after sitting for a long period of time. Now the numb area has turned into a stabbing, burning pain, and I still have the weird pulling sensation. It especially hurts to walk or put any pressure on my thigh. Even light touch hurts a little. It's to the point where it's starting to hurt at rest and I'm now using a heating pad all day (which is helping). My oncologist ran an ultrasound which ruled out a blood clot, but she thinks I pinched a nerve and diagnosed Meralgia Parasthetica.
Has anyone here dealt with this? How long does this typically take to resolve on its own? Any remedies I should try besides Ibuprofen and heat?
I finished chemo back in July and had 3 surgeries in the last 4 months - two were breast surgeries and one was a total hysterectomy. I'm hoping I'm not developing scar tissue from the abdominal surgery which is pressing on the nerve. I'm really looking forward to 2015 and getting my life back. This is not the start I was hoping for. Any insight on this condition would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.