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Well hi, this is my first post and it's nice to see a forum for patients and all the goods.
So.. To get to the topic at hand, I've had this on and off pain and since today it seems to be worse than it usually is, i'm wondering if I should see a doctor. I'll try to describe my best what i'm feeling.
So the pain starts on my lower back, it's right above where my back ends and bottom starts, and it's kinda shifted a bit to the right, but still close to my spine. It feels like a shooting pain, and goes down the side of my right leg. The pain in my leg... Around the outer thigh... I'm not sure how to describe, maybe like a sore muscle? or a feeling of getting punched? And now that i'm typing this, i'm noticing that there is a slight pain on my ankle too.
It's hard to find a comfortable position when i'm feeling this pain, laying on my side makes it feel worse and I can definitely feel it when sitting... I think the pain lets off a bit when i'm walking around, but it could just be because i'm more distracted and not focusing on it as much.
Of course, this pain seems to go away after a while, about 1-2 days after it appears it's gone like i've never had it. Then I forget about it for perhaps up to 4 months then bam! It's back and as annoying as ever. Every time it appears it seems different, sometimes it's in both legs, sometimes in just one. I don't keep track on what side it usually appears though.
I'm very young, still in highschool. I don't exercise much, but I weigh slightly below average for my age group. Most of the day i'm sitting or laying down. I take the Depo shot and one of the side affects is weakened bones, so maybe that has to do with it? Also, my posture is pretty bad, not gonna lie. I slouch when I sit. I try to keep my head up and back straight when I walk but it tires my back out and I hunch over for a couple seconds.
So.... What do you guys think? Should I see a doctor ASAP? If any of you know what this might be i'd be glad to hear it out as well. Thanks.
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