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I am 43 years old and have 3 young children. I am also a Learning Support Assistant in a primary school. 13 weeks ago I was diagnosed with sciatica. Pain from right glute, down leg into foot and pins and needles. I have seen Dr since and she last week diagnosed as having Pro lapsed disc and insisted signed off work for 8 days (Spoken to different one's twice on phone re update and changed tablets). I have a Consultant Surgeon appointment next week. What will he do at the initial apt?
?I am now on Zapain (x2 4 times a day) Naproxen x 1 twice a day, 3 x amitriptylene once a day and 1x diazepam 3 times a day. Night times and through night and upon waking are agony to the point of feeling sick and like I will pass out. During the day this is easing, but the leg pain is the worst and pins and needles. I am most comfortable on the floor for sitting and sleeping. I am trying to remain mobile but standing pain starts after few mins and cant sit at table unless cushions under leg and then 10mins max.
?I do not normally take pills for anything and as an example I gave birth to all 3 children with no pain relief at all, so I thought I had a strong pain freshhold but obviously not as this pain is truly agonising!! I have privately seen Chiropractor and Osteopath and had accupuncture (this helped for about hour then eased off) and also ultra sound therapy.
?Last Time I was diagnosed with Sciatica was July last year and went within 2 weeks (This happened again in November and still going)
?Sorry gone on a bit but to give as much info as can, any advice really appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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