Thewino, thank you for sharing...8 months, in my opinion, is wonderful. I have had epidurals and the longest one has lasted is two months. The facet pain I'm having is in my buttocks, both of them, down the back of my legs. The pain can truly be excrutiating, especially upon wakening. I take Vicodin and I'm guessing it's worse in the AM because I've been without it all night. Thankfully, it hasn't been too bad overnight. Now I'm having some awful pain in my right knee, the back of my knee and I'm wondering is this part of this too? I feel like I'm falling apart. And all this after a really wonderful week last week. One of our sons was in, with DIL and grandsons and we spent four days walking all around downtown Chicago, an average of 3 miles a day...yes, I can hardly believe it myself, but very casual, with rest stops in between and I did fine; I was exhausted at the end of each day, but ok. Since they left, I haven't been able to catch up on my rest, been so exhausted, and now this God awful pain.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, DDD L1/L2, L3/L4, L5/S1, sciatica, hypothyroidism.