Hello! I herniated my l5/s1 disc a little over a year ago, after many many months of physio, etc, etc I ended up getting surgery.
After the surgery I still had bad sciatic pain. My doctor originally prescribed me Panadiene Forte and voltaren, but I was constipated and sleeping a lot. Then I tried Targin and voltaren, and was sleeping a lot. Now I am on lyrica and voltaren, and again, I'm sleeping a lot.
I am at university, I struggle to do assignments because I am hardly ever awake, struggle to sit through classes. I have no social life as I am always too tired to go out. Does anyone know of any other pain medication I could try? I have also tried tramadol (has no effect on the pain) and endone (my doctor wont prescribe it anymore as she worries I will become addicted). Gabapentin also made me very drowsy.
Example of my sleep schedule: I fell asleep at 12 last night, woke up at 11am, its now 7:40 as I write this and I am really struggling to stay awake, I was in bed and decided to get up to write this.