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I have a prolapsed disc as well as a lower spinal curve and sciatica. I have had physiotherapy (not helped) seen a chiropractor (mildly helpful) and I currently take codiene 30mg (2x tablets 4 times per day), amytriptyline (4 x 10mg tablets at night), paracetamol (2 x tablets 4 times a day), omeprazole (once a day) and naproxen (twice daily). I have had injections into my back as well which should have kept the pain at bay (not worked) and I use a TENS machine for an hour every night. My worry now is that the disc has prolapsed more and is maybe pressing on a nerve, as I am getting sciatic pain down both legs now, so walking is tricky, I also feel that whenever I cough I have to clench my buttocks as it feels something may come out. I have a GP appointment thursday and I am going to ask for a new MRI, I also think it might be time for a more surgical approach, as everything I have tried so far has not worked and the issue is worsening. I do not know if they will put me forward for disc surgery here in the UK. I am miserable and my life is grinding to a halt, I used to be very active and did zumba, pole fitness, tap and horseriding, now I cannot do any of them without intense pain during or after the activity. I have been off work this year alone for nearly 3 months due to my back and im getting very depressed about it. Any advice on maybe different medications? what to ask for? homeopathic remedies? Just anything would be appreciated.
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