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So I have been suffering from severe sciatic pain for well over a year now. My GP was extremely dismissive towards the idea of me having a disc problem as I am so young (I have just turned 18), so I went to an osteopath who then wrote an official letter requesting that I should have an MRI. They found that I had a prolapsed disc (which was revealed on my 18th birthday) after nine months of being told it was "muscle tightness". Since then I have had physio, but i was struggling to do the exercises due to the immense pain. I have also become addicted to codeine, and the effects of its have stopped altogether.
I am having a consultation for an epidural on Wednesday as the pain is becoming too much to bare. I have had to be pulled out of my a level exams as I cannot sit an concentrate for any period of time.
What I really wanted to know is if there is anyone who has had an epidural before and any information surrounding your experiences. And how painful is it?
I am pinning all hopes on these injections working, as at 18 years old, surgery is the most daunting option, and would really mess up my chances of getting to university in years to come.
Thank you for reading x
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