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on April 2nd I was standing in my kitchen and suddenly had lower back pain. I thought nothing of it and had to go and drive I stuck a support belt on and carried on. Things got progressively worse I had to initially lift my feet onto the pedals and getting in and out of the car was really really painful . Things started to ease slightly then I had to drive someone to A&E and this agrivated the problem and it settled into my buttocks and sent shooting pains down my right leg. That's when my problems really started. I couldn't lie down I couldn't sit down all I could do was walk or kneel for the last five weeks I have had.very little sleep, the kneeling phase didn't last long as my legs started to swell up. I can sleep for about an hour tops two if I want to manage to move without being reduced to tears with pain. The doctor has prescribed me naproxen which had no effect and cocodamol which upset my stomach. I had an operation at Christmas to remove my appendix and gallbladder and around the muscle group in my stomach is sore. Paracetamol is all I can take and I have munched through over 150 tablets so far. I can now get to bed and manage to get four hours sleep but wake up with such muscle stiffness it takes up to an hour to straighten out in the morning.
sorry for the long winded explanation but can anyone tell me if things are going to ease I went to the doctor because my osteopath told me if may be a disc problem. He helpfully told me after having to endure a car trip which is hard as I can't sit stood around for half an hour then was told that I had a sore back was very helpful. He is sending me to a back pain clinic which will take about eight weeks to get an appointment and I will hopefully get an MRI Scan in twelve weeks. I have a full time job and I can't work is there any hope.
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