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Sciatica and other such probs.

Mar 29, 2015 9:34 PM

Hey, there! New to this app/group. I've a L5/S1 issue (it's pretty bad) among my autoimmune and other crap. I live in bed, normal things/getting up are excruciating for me.

Starting to map and hard copy record my pain.

So far, I'm getting around the app ok.

Mar 30, 2015 7:59 AM

Would like to follow your progress. I have prolapsed disc L5/S1 to the right with nerves misplaced. Steroid spinal injection 3weeks ago making it worse but fixed the sciatica. Still do gym daily but not like before the injury.

Mar 30, 2015 9:35 AM

It's so hard to know what to do for the best. If I rest in bed it helps, then I get stiff so get up and get active, that's sometimes helps. Wish I knew what to do go get well all the time.

Mar 30, 2015 9:56 AM

I also have herniated L5/S1 from a car accident. Curious to follow your progress as well.

Mar 30, 2015 12:35 PM

I've had L 4 L5 fuse together three times and still have the same probs you have.

Mar 30, 2015 1:53 PM

AnnalidaMitzen I am sorry that you are going thru this. I have a herniated disk @L4S1,Syringomyelia, Syrinx,Fibromyagia, Osteoarthritis, as well as other problems with my health.

Mar 30, 2015 4:18 PM

Eddie, that's what I'm afraid of. I see a neurosurgeon on the 7th. Could you tell me how you knew they didn't work?

I'm so jealous of people able to get out of bed. 😜

Apr 19, 2015 7:30 AM

Sorry it took so long to get back to you I know they didn't heal right because of the intense pain I was havering and the X-rays the doctor was takeing each month And to this day the X-ray still show failed so we talked about redoing the operation again and I despised to just keep takeing my mess and wait till I could not handle the pain anymore I got to the point of just doing what I have to do and I've slowed down a lot but keep faith and vent a lot sorry for the long reply

Apr 19, 2015 2:10 PM

AnnalidaMitzen, I'm so sorry you're having to stay bedridden. I was in 2007 for foot surgery, just 4 weeks and I got stir-crazy not being able to get up and around. You're a very strong person to face your challenges with a sense of humor (at least I think that's what I read). Maybe sometime real soon you'll actually be able to get up for short periods, until you build up for longer times. I'll certainly pray that you will.

I have discs collapsing at C2-3/3-4, T1-2, T11-12, L4-5/S1. Others a tear at T11-12, and a bulge at the L5-S1. No doctor around here wants to attempt surgery. So I'm doing what I can to not hurt worse, relying on meds, ointments & my pain specialist. After hearing how everyone else has done with low back issues, maybe I should feel grateful the docs are saying "you need it but I won't do it." 🙏🌼

Apr 19, 2015 2:21 PM

Surgery's on the spine do not last long. The doctors explains the disc's are like a domino's.when one goes.the next one goes. Tired of this chronic pain as well. Tired of pills..Praying for all of you..

Apr 19, 2015 6:33 PM

Fat Cat I am so tired of popping pain pills every 6 hrs, living by watching the clock until its time for the next dose. I ran our of my roll on pain medication that I buy at Walmart it's their brand and works pretty good, I will use it in place of my pills, last just about as long as pills last I have been taking them for so any years.

Apr 20, 2015 12:58 AM

..i use blue emu..seems to help..fell asleep..woke up in Pain..and Migrane..never ending story..1:52 AM.

Apr 21, 2015 11:14 AM

I hear you, I am totally tired of having to take all these pain meds. I would love to be able to live without them. Anyone who WANTS to take them really needs to have a heart to heart with their doctor and get another kind of help. I hate it, there is not a medication on the planet at this point that lasts me 6 hours. I have to take breakthrough on the third hour so I am popping something or other every 3 hours and my pain levels are still over a 7-8 on Morphine and Oxycodone. There is nothing surgically that they can do for me any more and there is no physical therapy that doesn't make it worse and the injections ease it for the first couple of hours and after the lidocaine wears off, BOOM, the pain is back. It is just a vicious circle. You are in my prayers and I hope you feel better.

Apr 21, 2015 6:20 PM

So sorry..believe me..i feel your PAIN..this weather does not help. Turning my heating blanket on..wrapping up..the cold air hits me like a sharp knife..I will keep everyone in my Prayers..

Apr 22, 2015 1:00 AM

I know for the last three or four days it's been really cool outside and it really makes my neck and shoulders hurt.I saw my Neuro today and he said he thinks my biggest problem is I am so stressed out with everything that has been going on for the last month. He told my husband that after my daughter has the baby and we get them home and get them settled down to take me somewhere for a week or two to try and relax. He also told me he thinks my rt shoulder has arthritis in it and my elbow has tennis elbow. That I can't sit and hold the baby for long hrs.at a streach.

Apr 22, 2015 9:51 PM

Hoping everyone gets some relief for sleep tonight. I felt really good until about 7:30 pm, then fatigue hit me like a brick. Soon after my rt leg began cramping, then the Lt, follow wed by both arms. Today was the first day in over a week that I had zero tremors or dizziness/vertigo. I guess it was too much to hope for a completely good day! Oh well...that's the way these issues happen. 🙏🌼

Apr 25, 2015 5:54 AM

Try to distract yourself and keep busy while bedridden. I've been a prisoner for 6 months now. I keep busy with Netflix, puzzles, apps lol, etc. Its tough I know. I get up and make sure I do one thing a day..even if its a shower, cook a meal, or feed my moms dogs. Anything to walk and use my leg. My doctor has told me use or it lose it. I've already lost most. Just be careful not to let your muscles waste! -CRPS type 2

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