Thank you both soooo much ~ in response to your questions I have had the MRI and yes there are MANY issues ! Degenerative disc disease, L3,4 and 5 fused T11 and 12 bulging, spondylosis,osteoarthritis, etc......(I don't want to bore you haha)
I am a true type A and have been working through the pain and blaming/trying many things , I am too heavy, I don't have the right shoes, I need to excercise, I need a new bed, I sit too much etc......I finally had to give in and start seeing docs because 6 months ago it became unbearable, no sleeping , couldn't walk or sit without pain , couldn't lift, bend etc. even something as simple as getting out of the car of shaving my legs was too much so here I am , today they said try yoga , then the PT guys says no yoga , then I cry because I am trying to carry my purse and get the mail and carry a grocery bag and nope, can't do it !
The Tramadol seemed to get rid of the pain for about an hour and half, seemed to make me sad though ? or maybe it was just the day, won't know until I take it again , but now I am getting sore and plan to go to sleep ( and yes I only take the lunesta for sleeping) but I want to take the Tramadol because it is hard to sleep with this pain.
To top this all off I almost died last year of a bleeding ulcer and I may not , ever, take another anti inflamatory so I have no choice but the pain meds and I am a bit afraid....TMI right ?? Oh well glad that there are people out there to talk to , this is a bit overwhelming, I'm still young and this is not cool !