Severe lower back pain, and leg pain

About a week ago I got up to look out the window, and noticed my foot was tingling, didn't thank anything About it, about a day later , I started filling pain in my ankle, and lower leg then my lower back, now it won't go away the pain hurts so bad I can barley bend down or get up , Every time I put pressure on my left foot it starts to tingle, then comes the pain , the pain hasn't stopped once , I have tried taking everything over the counter , and have used a heating pad , I'm trying to avoid going to the doctor , any suggestions will be great help

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  • Hi rolltide2739

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have pasted for you below a link to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

    fmauk.org/

    I am so genuinely sorry to read of your pain and what you have described could possibly be sciatica? I have pasted you an excerpt form the *NHS Choices cache on Sciatica:

    *Symptoms of sciatica

    When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause:

    pain

    numbness

    a tingling sensation that radiates from your lower back and travels down one of your legs to your foot and toes

    weakness in the calf muscles or the muscles that move the foot and ankle

    The pain can range from being mild to very painful, and may be made worse by sneezing, coughing or sitting for a long period of time.

    While people with sciatica can also have general back pain, the pain associated with sciatica usually affects the buttocks and legs much more than the back.

    Although you have said that you are trying to avoid going to the doctors, I think it would be the best thing to do and tell them how you are, and what is happening for you.

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken

  • Hi rolltide 2739

    Hello and welcome

    Please take a look at pinned post on the homepage.

    Sorry you are in such pain TheAuthor has given some valuable information please check this out.

    We are all here to support you on your journey. Please keep sharing.

    Good luck.: ):)

  • Like Ken I think its more than a fibro problem, maybe sciatica or OA? you will only get answers from a g.p.. If its gets unbearable that's what A&E is for, make sure its arthritic and not a blood clot, they are mega painful and cause pins n needles below the blockage, look out for bruising or blueness / redness surfacing-don't delay if this happens, I put off a bad neck strain headache some years ago which turn out to be a sub arachnoid!! I kept telling my daughter I couldn't go to A&E with a stiff neck and headache, I am so glad she forced me.

  • Definitely sounds like the sciatica I get, Rolltide2739. When I first had it the mistake I made was resting too much and not keeping moving. There was a similar thread on here a few days ago with lots of suggestions so you could try searching on this site for 'sciatica' and you'll probably find it.

  • Here's the link to the post I was thinking about:

    healthunlocked.com/fibromya...

  • I would like to suggest to consult a neurologist. I had been suffering from the same sciatica and finally recovering after long treatment of 5 months.

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