... specialist... says its some sort of "fat" type cyst and not causing the pain..he says I have sciatica..I am clueless about what this is. I also have fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis, and now I am just devestated with this new diagnosis... now I think dr is going to take me off all my pain meds since I have asked for MORE recently due to new pain... which scares the hell out of me... need info and support ASAP.. WHAT IS THIS TERRIBLE NEW PAIN? PLEASE HELP
Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg.
It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. It's often accompanied with lower back pain. There is no reason why they would take you off your medications. Physical therapy may be recommended to help with the sciatica or a localized injection. If they do take you off your medications I would recommend finding a Pain Specialist. They will be the ones that can treat you properly with different type of pain medications. I hope this helps. Good luck to you!
I am so sorry you are suffering from Sciatica, I know the pain that you describe and I know it well. I have usually have about 2 periods a year and to be honest I have never found any medication that even comes near to helping, the only relief I have had is physiotheraphy. Taking more painkillers is not the answer, they are only opening up a new problem. I was prescribed painkilliers 3 years ago from my Doctor and here I sit a hopless addict who is suffering some terrible effects from painkillers. If my Doctor has said to me just before he wrote the perscription "Annie these painkillers are addictive and when your system absorbs them it will turn into Morphine " I would have said NO THANKYOU, however he didn't tell me and right now my life and everyone in it is so badly effected. Find something else but dont add anymore painkillers to what you are already taking... it can and will end up a problem like you wouldn't believe. I went from a moral, honest and loving person into a demon who would sell her own mother for these horrendious pills and I woild advise anyone to find another method of pain control. I really hope someone reads this and it helps them.
GoodLuck to anyone who reads this.
Annpan In the UK
Hi there. How r u feeling? Well, I know what you're talking about with this "fatty lump" on your back. I have the same thing on the lower left side of my backside, just above my buttocks. 3 months ago I had surgery and got it removed. It just grew right back a couple weeks ago! I was told mines non-cancerous and actually its called a Lipoma. It causes sharp pain at times that shoots down my left leg, starting at my buttocks. I also have severe Spinal Stenosis and bulging discs, therefore I'm seeing a Pain Management dr. I really haven't found a dr either that believes me how much pain the lump causes. Google the word "Lipoma" like I did and it does give you a little additional information on Lipomas. We have to do r own research, and not leave it all up to drs sometimes, I believe. I would insist on a biopsy if I were you.
That did put my mind at ease somewhat to know its non-cancerous. We r all here for each other! Keep me posted and we can help each other as much as possible. Marla.
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