New here! Have Sciatica - anyone else?

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Registered: 09-26-2005
New here! Have Sciatica - anyone else?
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Mon, 09-26-2005 - 6:48pm

Hi! This is my third back surgery, the first two I had pain down my right leg. This time I didn't, I only had low-back pain. They operated last month on my degenerated disk and now I have horrible sciatic nerve pain down my right leg. Is anyone familiar with this and if so, any tips on what to do? I'm terrified of another surgery, as I didn't recover so well from the last one. The pain meds don't seem to be helping the sciatic pain. :(

TIA!!

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Mon, 09-26-2005 - 7:03pm


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Mon, 09-26-2005 - 8:21pm
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Mon, 09-26-2005 - 9:40pm

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So glad you found our little corner!!!

   
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Mon, 09-26-2005 - 10:57pm
Thanks everybody! I'm new at the on line stuff and I appreciate such a warm welcome!!
I have lots of pain meds. Vicodin, a muscle relaxer, something for nerves, Iburprofen.. Nothing is working, I'm going to get an MRI on Thursday. And I go to Water Therpy everyday....which I love, but pain still there. I can't wait to get to know you all!
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Mon, 09-26-2005 - 11:13pm

Well, it sounds like you are trying just about everything.

   
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Tue, 09-27-2005 - 9:18am

I am so glad you like it here already!

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Tue, 09-27-2005 - 11:22am
I'm so sorry that you are going through this I hope that if you talk to your doctor they will be able to help . Gentle hugs Shilleagh
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Tue, 09-27-2005 - 10:08pm
Hi, I'm Deb and I have sciatica as well as fibro. It started 4 yrs ago and did go away after about 6 months. But then I hurt me knee and had surgery in June and boy, did it come back! All that funny walking and limping around unleashed a monster. I can't even turn over in bed without wanting to scream, so I feel for you. I have all the same meds as you, plus Oxycontin and nothing helps this. It is wicked. We also have a pain chat on Sunday and Tuesday nights, you'd be very welcome there.
Hope to see you around,
Hugs,
Deb
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Tue, 09-27-2005 - 10:14pm

Hey Deb,


Good to see you here.

   
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Wed, 09-28-2005 - 8:50am

Hey, Deb!!

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