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It has been good to read the comments of people who have been through similar problems & to know that I am not the only one.
I am 27 years old & was diagnosed with a prolapsed disc about 6 weeks ago. The pain in my leg & back has been agonising as anyone who has suffered from this knows.
I had a steriod epidural last week but have found it to have no effect. I would be really interested to hear back from anyone who has had the injection with a successful result - how long did it take to work? Some of the comments above say it only works for 4-5 weeks. Has anyone had one injection which didn't work & then a second that did? How long a gap does there have to be between the two?
Also, after the injection I was quite ill with a fever & sicknesses, has anyone else had this?
Would also really appreciate any help anyone can offer with how to successful handle the physcological aspects too. I have only been off work a month & I am already feeling useless, hopeless, bored & increasingly tearful.
Also has anyone's relationship suffered as a result of these problems? If so how did you cope & are there any happy endings out there? I had a boyfriend of 7 years who I lived with before all this. About 3 weeks into these problems he began to withdraw from me & would spend less & less time with me & more & more time with his friends, going out drinking into the early hours & sleeping away the days he wasn't working. I have now had to move back to my parents as getting very down in the dumps spending so much time alone & being unable to look after the house, and since then he not been to see me, even when i was in the hospital having the injection. I have no one to turn to and feel it will be so easy for him to meet someone else & move on but that for me the outlook is pretty bleak.
I would appreciate any comments, even if it's 'pull yourself together!' as I know I'm starting lose perspective
Thank you & good luck to everyone out there who is suffering with this.
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