WELCOME! You will see every one is friendly here & some of us have the same stories. GREAT place to just get things off your chest. Now in regards to your post...... I'm no dr... but, I do have sciatica issues & it only has gotten worse for me. I am currently seeking disability. BUT..... I have MULTIPLE issues with my back. I made a post on another thread talking about what I have gone through. You should consider seeking a pain specialist or a neurologist in regards to sciatica pain, the nerve can have some control with lyrica, and there are many minor (i'm talking twilight sleep, up later that day or the next) surgeries they can do. (numbing the pinched nerve, trigger injections- some people I had met at the surger center said they had up to a years' worth of relief- depends on how much you have going on) but either way I would highly recommend consulting a specialist so they can see whats really going on. (my chiro made my case worse- not knocking chiro drs, just stating my situation. and i had MULTIPLE wrong diagnosis) one was even cancer...... yeah! so please consider seeing a specialist. They can help you with physical therapy, medications & any surgeries that might lead you to a more productive life! Feel free to email me any time!!!!! -Shannon (FYI-I am only 31, this has been steadily worse for 10 years)
RX's: Oxycontin 60 MG 2x's daily; Oxycodone 30 MG 4x's daily; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (all for pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x at bedtime; Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (for pain & fibro); Restoril 15mg at bedtime; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
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