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Am in so much pain today with my sciatica were I Carnt stop crying with pain I don't know what to do with my self nothing is working had all my meds nothing helping with pain

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I know, it's tough x

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Hi, sorry to hear that, have you tried a hot Epsom bath, I find it's the only thing when the pain won't go away, try and keep your muscles warm with heating pad or hot water bottle, hope this helps take care

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bless you, Im having a bad day too. i think when no meds work try and snuggle in a warm bed and distract yourself with something silly on tv big hugs x

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Hi Janey I am sorry to hear this. I have days like this.

Have you tried a TENS machine? I find it helps me plus magnesium to try to relax the muscles.

Hugs

xxx

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Hi jaynee I'm sorry your in so much pain my friend. Sometimes it comes like this & nothing seems to work. I think heat is the only relief when meds aren't working. Hot water bottle, heat pad, microwave beany put where pain is, be careful not to burn yourself if you have had lots of strong pain meds though. Have you got a tens machine ? This sometimes helps or just an old fashioned hot bath with some Epsom salts, if you have some, can ease the pain. If you have someone to give it a little gentle rub with some warm oil will help.

You should maybe call your gp as soon as you can & have your pain meds changed slightly.

I do hope you get some relief soon my friend.

Luv Jan xx

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So sorry you are in so much pain. What meds are you on????

I have a severe arthritic hip and herniated discs in my lower back. I've also had sciatica so know what you are going through.

It's taken a while to get my pain relief to a point where it is just bearable.

I hope you find some relief soon

Take care

Judi

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Hi Janey I found this on NHS Choices back exercises however it does say to check with GP before trying them out.

nhs.uk/Livewell/Backpain/Pa...

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Ty every one for your help I have tryed every thing everyone as mentioned ty hope u all having pain free day or coping with pain best u can love 2 u all Jayne xxx

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Janey

The pain should settle down.I know it can take a while but my physio told me it would ease off. I did not really believe her but she was right. She advised me on posture, on having a lumbar roll in the chair to maintain curvature of the lumbar vertebrae. She gave me some very gently exercises to do at home.

She applied the tens machine onto my back, this is the very large machine they use in hospital, she massaged the muscles running alongside the spine and between the vertebrae.

She taught me how to pick things up without leaning over etc, etc. I could hardly walk into physio but after a while I was able to.

She advised me not to do any ironing as it involved pulling all the back muscles. What a blow not to do any ironing. I never did it anyway! lol!

I built up the core muscles gradually.

The physio let me read a chapter on the mechanism of pain. This explained why I was in so much pain. I was told to mobilise gently, never to stay in the same position for long, to lose weight. All this did help me.

Keep strong.

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So sorry to read of the pain you're in Jayney7. I had an episode of sciatica just a few days ago. It came out of nowhere & left me wanting to retreat to my bedroom. Somehow I convinced myself to give it 1 hour where I limped slowly around the house doing a few chores. Vacuuming & loading the washing machine etc. I took 1 Zapain with a large coffee & an hour later I suddenly realised the pain had gone. I got lucky that day in as much as it passed without rendering me out of action for an entire day. I do understand how upsetting & debilllitating chronic pain can be. The dreaded invisible illnesses that show no mercy. I'm slowly learning that it's ok to go with the days where it's too much to carry on as normal & make up for it whenever I have a pain/fatigue free hour or so. I wonder if a medication review with your GP would be worthwhile? Take care & keep us posted on how you're doing.

Tomorrow is always a new day, I hope yours will bring you some much needed relief x

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Hi pinksmoothie I woke up with and decided same as u but so wish I didn't as just made it so much worse x

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Hi Jayney7

I am so truly sorry to read this my friend and I sincerely hope that your pain eases soon for you. I was wondering if you have a ''Walk-In Centre close-by that you could visit? They may be able to offer you something extra for the pain? 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

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Hi author don't think there much more to offer am on

Morfen patchers oramorfen gabapengin diazepam baclofen heat patchers just don't know what to do with pain had injections in my spine xx

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Hi Jayney7

I am so truly sorry to read this and was wondering if you have ever been offered analgesics to try for pain? There is one in particular that you could discuss with your doctor as it is neither opioid based nor NSAID based so can be taken with your other medications, and it is called Nefopam.

I have pasted below an excerpt from the *emc cache on this:

*Nefopam Hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics, commonly known as pain killers or pain relievers. The active substance, nefopam hydrochloride, interrupts the pain messages being sent to your brain, and it also acts in your brain to stop pain messages being felt. This means that Nefopam Hydrochloride does not stop the pain from happening, but you will not be able to feel the pain as much.

Nefopam Hydrochloride is used to relieve of acute and chronic pain (for example pain after an operation, dental pain, joint or muscle pain, after an injury, or pain caused by cancer). Nefopam Hydrochloride should not be used to treat the pain from a heart attack.

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 x

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Hi ken thank you for this but nefopam and naproxen effect my breathing quite bad but thank you for your help hope u n your wife having pain free day love Jayne

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I am so truly sorry to read this my friend and I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck with finding an alternative means to tackle your pain. Please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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Hi, it's b awful I understand as I get the same. I usually can't move and have to stay in bed pain meds etc

I say to myself it will pass, but it's......

mustn't swear but I'm sure you will get it lol

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