Sciatica - How much pain do we have to take?
- 3 Apr 2012 by Anonymous
No really, we all have some kind of pain it's... unreal. I suffer from fibromyalgia, sciatica, and among anxiety and depression.r I have gain 30 lbs in this past year... my husband loss weight I found it... lol.
This morning I have already took Flexeril and Tramadol and my day hasn't even started. I hurt everyday of my life it never fails. I have had three epidurals, two nerve blocks, one trigger point injections. The only thing that worked is the epidural second time. I see a Rheuologist in June, I'd like to get a rough idea what to expect.
I look forward in hearing from.
3 Apr 2012
What to expect? Well, hate to tell you, but you are going to hurt like heck after his exam! I seen my after ten years last week, & he examined every joint in my body! Even my toes! I hurt for two days afterwards. It has to be done tho' to make sure you don't have other things wrong with you. Sciatica can be from fibro, but in my case it's caused from nerve roots imbedded in scar tissue from a failed back surgery 44 years ago. So it's hard to say what to expect. It depends how well you are examined. My appointment took 3 hours as I had rheumatic fever as a child, & he wanted every little tidibt of info from the time I was 7! Every illness, every surgery etc... Doing more ANA panels to see how the Lupus is going etc... Good luck & let us know what he/she has to say... Mary
3 Apr 2012
hi, blondie..i feel so bad for you. I hope the rheuologist can help. i dont know anything about them, but just wanted to offer my support and let you know i think of you often. i never got any resolution to my sciatica as yet but have had some decrease in pain on its own. please keep us posted after your visit to the rhueologist. good luck..paddyanne47
3 Apr 2012
Just wanted to encourage you to hang in there. I suffer from alot of the same things you have mentioned, and I know what it's like to hurt every day. I have had six epidurals, several trigger point injections, synvisc one injections in my knees for the osteoarthritus, ect... I too have gained weight. I know how you feel there too girl. lol. Won't talk about that a whole lot. But maybe this new doc can help you out in some way. Keep your chin up and always try and look for the positive. That's hard to do when we hurt all the time. But I want to encourage you to try. It sure isn't no walk in the park is it? The whole pain thing, Fibromyalgia, and OA in my knees has turned my whole life around. Literally. But I still try and think of the positive so I don't get myself too depressed. I've been there too. No fun at all. Well keep us updated on how you're appoointment went, ok? Best wishes to you, and God bless. Ruth
3 Apr 2012
hi blondie33,do you see or have you ever considered a pain management doctor? It breakes my heart to hear of someone in so much pain.My x had the same problems after a bad car accident.It took 6 months before she stopped asking GOD what she did to deserve so much pain. get a good heating pad lots of pillows and a doctor you trust.I'm not a doctor but i know from pain.when it comes down to it a lot of us here at this site deal with pain everyday.That's why so many of us are here and we will be here for you.Hang in there blondie,your not alone... subzero58... pete
3 Apr 2012
Hi Blondie! You sure have a good attitude for someone who is in so much pain. Excellent! It sounds like you've been through h--l! No one should have to go through that pain. I'm so sorry! Sometimes what we need is a joke. So here we go: "I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met."
I sure do wish there was something I could do. I'm glad we're here to talk to you. It's lonely when you don't have anyone to talk to. You know as well as I do that the people on this site are great at research. You take care and God bless you, Anna
3 Apr 2012
Thank you for the moral support. I had to take another Flexeril, that made me sleepy so I took a nap. I woke up with a stiff neck and the normal my right buttock sciatic nerve, actually the pain rotates oh I forgot I'm Lyrica. Now, when the electic shocks sensation I have a certain blanket I use all the time it calms the nerves, but it is time consuming time for pain to ease, make sense? I'm hanging it there as much as I can... I can't give up I'm a fighter!
I've realized that I'm not alone it's hard I struggle. I have tried Fentyl now that is good meds, I didn't feel a thing! I have heard that it is highly addictive, I guess that is why my pain management doctor won't prescribes it to me. I'm on tramadol it helps.
I take day to day and hope for the best.
10 Apr 2012
Hey Blondie, and welcome. You are certainly in a group that understands what you are going through. There are other non traditional treatments that can help a lot though. I LOVE massage. IT gives me an entire day of barely any pain. I used to get it done twice a week, but since insurance cut me off, I only get it once in a while. I DO try and schedule it for at least once a month though, and look for groupon's,and other specials and hold onto them for when I need one. Also, there is chiropractic which some people swear by, and acupuncture. I have had acupuncture, and yes, it does help too. Some more than others. What I am trying to say is that you have to keep on looking and find what works for YOU besides medication, because that can only go so far.
One more thing, and I KNOW this is hard. EXERCISE!! I KNOW that it is hard so start very slow. Perhaps a walk up the block? Yoga, Pilates all are good starts. I go to the gym and walk on the treadmill, and I ride the recumbent bike. I will be honest to you. I HATE it! But I do feel better after I have done it. Sometimes I can only exercise once per week, though my goal is two to three. The thing is, you have to do what you can do, but if you don't use it you lose it!! I refuse to be 83 at 53. I want to enjoy life to the BEST of my ability. I realize that it is not a "normal life", and I won't be running marathons anytime soon, but I choose what is most important for me, and make sure that my energy is taken up with those things.
Good luck, and I hope that things work out for you!!
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