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I was diagnosed with Sciatica a week ago. Im 42 old male and before this have had no serious illness. When i had it i could not do anything . Im a grown man and ive been through pain but this pain is something else. i literally cried and begged my partner to take me to A&E but i could not move at one point . i had a emergency doctot come out and diagnose me with sciatica . Im on Diazaphan 5 mg , Salpadol 30 mg ( cocomadol) Naproxen 500mg and lamaprazole . the drugs are making me sick. i stopped the diazaphan as it was making me itch and was giving me cramps. Im still taking the Salpadol but its making me very tired. I get sick sometimes as result of the dosage . The doctor took a urine sample to rule any other infections as she though initially if it was stones in the kidney . The urine results came out as +3 blood in the urine and she was concerned so prescribed me with Trimethoprim. The results were sent to the lab and came as bordeline . The GP said carry on with the Antibiotic on top of the other pain killers .I went to the GP again struggling to even get in the car and she referred me to a Psyiotherapist via the NHS . Its been ten days now and i feel only slightly better as im moving about a bit , but as soon as the painkillers wear out the pain comes back like its pressing on me with spasms hard against my buttock and leg . i have less severe pain when im walking about or lying sideways . I cant walk too much as i get tired easily and then the pain kicks in again. i sleep with hot water bottle attached to my right buttock. i cannot bend or even put my socks on . The GP signed me off work for a week . But im no way ready to go back to work with this pain. I feel miserable and weak on top it as i seem to have gone off food due the medications. I do a lot of driving and sitting down . So I cannot even think how i will survive .
1. Can someone tell me if stopping one or two tablets will cause matters
worse and things would be more severe .
2. woud my work be understanding for me as the pain is killing me .My manager is very diificult and only is thinking about me at work. Has anyone else had time off work for more than two weeks due to this ? .
3. What timescale could i see an imrovement less painfull or bearable imrovement please?
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