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I’m looking for some advice - I’ve just joined out of desperation.
I have recently had an mri and I have a disc protrusion l4/l5 I initially felt the pain in my back in August 17 which lasted about 3 weeks - I woke up one morning and all the pain had gone. I was pain free for 2-3 months and then in October 17 I started with sciatica, horrendous pain in my bum and left leg, I have no numbness or pins and needles just this horrendous pain. Laying down for 20 minutes will take all the pain away. I can’ walk into a supermarket pain free by time I’m at the check out I’m feeling excruciating pain all down my leg and bum to the point o can’t even weight bear!
I found I wasn’t getting anywhere with gp, so I went private to see a spinal consultant who said I could have the injections this month, he also started me on gabapentin which has taken the edge of ever so slightly but I’m not pain free by any means.
I’m 33 and feel like I’m 80! I have a 4 year old and a 16 months old and just found out I’m pregnant which was unplanned and a total surprise however I’m thrilled... but I’m now very very anxious as the surgeon said he won’t do the injections now and has dropped me like a hot potatoe he isn’t even going to review me! I’m still taking the gabapentin.
I’ve stared having physio and I have to be honest o don’t rate it I’m doing the exercises but I’m 5 months in now with this daily pain and can’t see how raising my legs and flapping my arms will help! I’ve already spent so much money seeing osteopath, surgeon privately and a private physio!
It’s atarted affecting my mental health I snap at my children I’m tearful I’m anxious, I dread taking them to the park as I know o can’t stand there and push the swing! I feel disabled and I feel like nobody will help me and that this is it for me! I have no quality of life at the moment which naturally impacts on my husband and children!
I can’t explain the pain I’m feeling and I’m at the end of my tether I’ll do anything I really will to make this go away! Naturally now being pregnant I’m so worried what this will mean and it feels so bittersweet!
The surgeon did say to me that with my issue it was a case of who gets to the disc first him or Mother Nature! But surely I should be seeing some improvement now?
It feels so wrong that I’m being left in such excruciating pain and I feel like nobody will help me!
I have my children to take care of and I need to be able to function.
Please if you have any advice please contact me
Ps sorry it’s such a long post
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