So this is my first post. I suppose I should tell you why I am here. I have been suffering with back pain and sciatica for 10 months now. I've been passed here there and everywhere to different doctors and physios and had all the tests under the sun. And now as they can't establish the cause of the pain (which is excruciating) painkillers are thrown at me and everyone it seems has given up, leaving me still with this pain.
My life has seemed to just be over taken with this, I can't walk without crutches and although everyone says they feel sorry for me, I don't feel any support from them. Its almost like they think I'm putting it on or attention seeking and I should just get on with it. Unfortunately, it is not that easy, as am sure many of you probably understand.
I have now been put on a pain management programme and my physio is overseeing my care. However, this has left me confused, as the amount of doctors etc I have seen, they all seem to have different opinions and telling me to do different things!! One doctor even took my off all my painkillers altogether, making me life unbearable, while another disagree and told me to take them! So god knows where I stand and what the right thing to do is.
So I now turn to the support of you, and will hopefully find people with similar issues and are able to help me with some self help techniques or things that have helped you manage when times are tough.
Thank you so much for reading!