I'm usually in the fibromyalgia forum. New to this forum. Two days ago, I did something to my lower back trying to pull a garbage can out of the snow. I heard something, like a rubber band, SNAP and felt it from my lower back, right side, all the way down my leg, into my ankle. The pain is almost unbearable. I can barely do the stairs in my house. I've been living on flexeril, vicoprofen, ibuprofen, ice and heat. I got in to see the rheumy this morning, an "emergency" visit and she gave me samples of Lidoderm patches and an Rx for a Medrol pack. In the past, when I had something similar to this, the Medrol did nothing. Went on to have an epidural, in fact two of them, and also did nothing. I am wondering if you could share with me your experience with Lidoderm patches and a Medrol dose pack? You know, I am use to pain. I was diagnosed with FM over 20 years ago and live with chronic pain but this, this is making life very difficult. I am one to exercise; either walking outside or using my elliptical and I can't do either now, can barely walk.
I'm just looking for some help, please
thanks so much and happy holidays
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.