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Hi, I've just joined & hope someone may be able to give me some hope. I've had sciatica pain down my right leg now since January. It came on suddenly one day & continued to come & go with my thigh muscle also contracting by itself. In the last few days it has got much, much worse & is now constant. Saw GP 3 days ago & am being referred to surgeon probably for an MRI scan initially. I was given Gabapentin previously but found it didn't help the pain much & just made me so drowsy & kept eating! Doctor has offered amitryptyline but I'm now sure, I'm already on Citalopram for depression. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? I am so desperate for pain relief, I am only 42 with a 3 year old daughter & I'm now unable to walk very well or even stand for more than a minute. I haven't been able to go to work since Thursday & feeling so depressed with it all. :'(
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