Hip, leg strong pain for almost 1 year.

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I will try make it short since its very hard to explain and even doctors don't know what I am talking about sometimes.

I started having hip and leg pain for almost a year. The pain starts at the top of the hip and lower back of my right leg. It goes down through the center to near my calf and ankle. I can't describe how the pain feels but from a scale of 1-10 I'd say 8 or 9. When I start getting the pain it slowly gradually increases until the point that I am laying on my bed rolling of pain. It has a throbbing sensation and its continuous and really annoying.

Doctors have done MRI, X Rays, blood tests, etc and everything looks "good". Next, they sent me to physiotherapy which worked for a couple weeks but then it came back and that's where I am now. I recently went to another doctor and referred me to physiotherapy again.

I have been taking painkillers (Panadol/Panadrex/Cataflam/Voltaren, etc) and it usually takes about 1 hour to relief the pain. It is a daily occurrence which means I'm damaging my liver and I'm just 19 which I don't believe its very good. I am lightly active and overall health is good. I would like to get a second opinion here and see if anyone knows about this ans could help me out. Thanks and sorry for the long post but its very important to me.

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    I painted the areas where I get most pain in a red/pink color.

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    I have been dealing with left hip, hip flexors and piriformis issues so bad since March. I upped my pred to 30mg from 15, no help Saw my Rhumy and he said its not PMR. I've seen 3 orthopedics and waiting on the 4th soon. I've reduced pred to 5 mg. I've had no reducing issues. I've been on ored for 6 yrs. This is amazing. My suggestion is to get numerous deep tissue massages . IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT HELPED! I seriously was crying in pain before that. I can at least function now until it gets figured out! I've had MRI and XRays.

    I plan on posting my issues as soon as I get a diagnosis This is ridiculous.

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      It really sucks to deal with pain like this. I not only have this, but also jaw pain of the same severity I'd say which makes it worse. The pain is unbearable. Thanks for your response.

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    sounds like sciatica.

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    Do you remember doing anything that brought the pain on in the first place such as twisting awkwardly and sitting/lying in a funny position? I made the mistake of letting a so-called therapist do work on my earlier this year which ended up with my hips being twisted suddenly to the side and have had intermittent back/hip/leg pain since. I can hardly move when the pain is really bad. They thought I had a slipped disc in my back and sciatica and I saw a phyio who gave me exercises which were making it worse! I stopped doing them and it improved slightly and tried doing ones for piriformis problems I looked up online which seem to be helping a bit too. Also try heat and make sure your back is supported when sitting and in bed if you lie on your back put a pillow under your knees and if you lie on your side put a pillow or cushion between your knees to keep your spine in line. Hope you find something that helps!

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