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I suppose I'm looking for some moral support from people who actually know what it's like to suffer chronic pain! I've had pain in my back left leg and foot for four years now and it never goes away. MRI scans have shown disc prolapse L3/4/5 but worst at L5S1. There is no nerve impingement according to the MRI but I've had terrible nerve pain that follows the sciatic nerve and into the bottom of my foot.
There are my other threads if you want to read the whole saga. Anyway, to cut a long story short I suffered from urinary renetion in May and was rushed to hospital only to find it wasn't the discs, I'm now under a Neurologist who is conducting more investigations. A couple of weeks ago I saw my Osteopath who performs traction on my spine which completely alleviates all pain usually. After seeing him I was in agony for four days, really crppling and then on Sunday it all just went suddenly. Well I was thrilled, no pain for the first time in years!!! Then I noticed numbness in my leg and foot and pelvis and then I started to wet myself frequently.
This went on for a week and I carried on teaching my classes at school. Saw my GP and he said it was stress incontinence (my daughter is 7 and I've never experienced this before) I rang NHS 24 and was seen by an out of hours GP they sent me to hospital again where I was given an immediate MRI scan as they suspected caude equina syndrom. Anyway it wasn't and I was discharged yesterday.
The feeling has gradually come back and the incontinence has stopped. Anyone else experience anything else like this? I'm getting so depressed trying to live a normal life with two small children and coping with this. I will try and speak to the Nuerologist next week, this is just so stressful. I get the impression that they thought I was a time waster but I waited a whole week and only went in when I was desperate! What is going on? I'm taking Pregabalin 600mg as well as Diaclofenac and Amitriptylene and don't know what else I can do!! Any advice, experiences shared would be wonderful! I'm only 39 years old too!!
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